Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a hierarchically-organized terminology for indexing and cataloging of biomedical information. It is used for the indexing of PubMed and other NLM databases. Please see the Terms and Conditions for more information regarding the use and re-use of MeSH. NLM produces Medical Subject Headings XML, ASCII, MARC 21 and RDF formats.
Updates to the data files are made according to the following schedule:
The MEDLINE/PubMed Baseline Repository (MBR) provides access to each MEDLINE/PubMed Baseline snapshot starting with the 2002 MEDLINE Baseline. Each baseline contains a snapshot of MEDLINE citations in the state they were at a given moment in time without the MeSH vocabulary updates and other revisions that occur during the year. The baseline snapshot is created at the beginning of each new MeSH Indexing Year. The records included in the MEDLINE/PubMed Baseline databases represent a static view of the data at the time each baseline database was created.
PubMed is a free resource supporting the search and retrieval of biomedical and life sciences literature with the aim of improving health–both globally and personally.
The PubMed database contains citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. It does not include full text journal articles; however, links to the full text are often present when available from other sources, such as the publisher's website or PubMed Central (PMC).
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
The NIH Common Data Elements (CDE) Repository has been designed to provide access to structured human and machine-readable definitions of data elements that have been recommended or required by NIH Institutes and Centers and other organizations for use in research and for other purposes. Visit the NIH CDE Resource Portal for contextual information about the repository.
A product of the National Library of Medicine for the arrangement of library materials in the field of medicine and related sciences used internationally. The NLM Classification is updated twice a year with the winter edition published in January and the summer edition published in August. Publication of printed editions ceased with the 5th revised edition, 1999. Beginning with the 2006 edition, the NLM Classification is also available in PDF (Portable Document Format) at https://www.nlm.nih.gov/class/terms_cond.html
The Meeting Abstracts database contains selected abstracts from meetings and conferences in the subject areas of: AIDS, Health Services Research, and Space Life Sciences, published between 1990 – 2010. The abstracts are organized into three collections, each available in XML file format. This dataset is no-longer updated.
The Nucleotide database is a collection of sequences from several sources, including GenBank, RefSeq, TPA and PDB. Genome, gene and transcript sequence data provide the foundation for biomedical research and discovery.