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Using your primary keywords and synonyms to look up MeSH terms will recommend words you should use in EBSCO or Ovid for better search results. Look at the chart to view the appropriate MeSH terms one should use that are derived from the keywords and synonyms in the original question that was posed on the previous page.
|Psychotherapy||Animal Assisted Therapy, Aromatherapy, Art Therapy, Autogenic Training, Behavior Therapy, etc.|
|Therapy||Therapeutics, Therapeutic, Treatment, Treatments|
|Counseling||Counselor, Counselors, Directive Counseling, Pastoral Care, Sex Counseling|
|Post-Partum Depression||Depression, Postpartum|
|Adolescents||Adolescent, Adolescents, Female Adolescents, Teen, Teenager, Youth, Youths, Adolescence, etc.|
Looking at the chart above shows that there are some keywords we created that would not net many results, as they are not proper MeSH terms (PPD, Perinatal Depression, Prenatal Depression, and Baby Blues). This doesn't mean that there are NO articles with these MeSH terms, but using the right terms will help you find better results at a faster rate.
Conclusion: If you find the correct MeSH terms first, you WILL save time finding articles.
Hint: if you are spending hours looking for articles, you are not doing it right. Contact the librarians. (You are not bugging us! We are here to help students find articles!)
You have your keywords and your synonyms. Now what?
What is MeSH?
MeSH is the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus. It stands for "Medical Subject Heading". It consists of sets of terms naming descriptors in a hierarchical structure that permits searching at various levels of specificity. Basically, if the word is not a proper descriptor in the controlled thesaurus, you're going to have a heck of a time finding articles!
Still not sure how to find a MeSH term? View the tutorial below created by Ebsco on how to find and use MeSH terms in your research.