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NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2018, MeSH Indexing Policy Change for Obituaries and In Memoriam

Table of Contents: 2018 MAY–JUNE No. 422

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MeSH Indexing Policy Change for Obituaries & In Memoriam. NLM Tech Bull. 2018 May-Jun;(422):b5.

2018 May 21 [posted]

As of June 1, 2018, obituaries & in memoriam articles will no longer be cited & indexed with Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for MEDLINE.

In the past, many obituaries and “in memoriam” articles were indexed for MEDLINE based on subjective criteria that lead to inconsistent coverage; if an article was substantive it was cited and indexed with MeSH. However, most obituaries & in memoriam articles are not substantive & will no longer be cited & indexed. Substantive biographies will continue to be indexed for MEDLINE.

Source: nlm.nih.gov

Updated: May 21, 2018 — 2:39 pm

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