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The 3rd edition (2005) of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Thesaurus provides the MCH professional community with a standard vocabulary that serves as a tool for indexing and retrieving materials in any MCH research center, library, or special collection.

This edition consists of an introduction; alphabetical list of terms; a rotated list of terms; a set of subject categories; and a search function to search MCHLinefor specific terms.

Use the following links below to access the entire thesaurus or its components (note: numeric entries are included in the A lists).

NOTE: A fourth edition will be published in the future. This PDF document lists new and changed keywords for the fourth edition that are being applied to the MCH Library's databases now.

MCH Thesaurus

    Introduction  |  How to Use the Thesaurus  |   Full Document (PDF; 1.6 MB)

Alphabetical List

    A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X Y  Z

Rotated Term List

    A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X Y  Z

Subject Categories

Agencies and Organizations
Chemicals and Drugs
Diseases and Disorders
Diagnosis and Intervention
Economics and Politics
Education and Training
Facilities and Buildings
Field, Discipline, and Occupational Groups
Geography
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Health Services Management
Law and Legal Issues
Nutrition and Food
Psychology and Development
Population Groups
Program Types
Research and Data
Reproduction and Genetics
Social and Demographic Issues
Service Types
Technology, Information, and Publications

MCH Search

Use terms from the MCH Thesaurus to Search MCHLine®
OR
Search other MCH Library databases

Related Documents

MCHB's List of MCH Keywords (Word document 456 KB): this is the approved list of keywords used in the HRSA eHandbook in Form 6, Project Abstract.

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