PubMed Filters: “CU AMC Authors” & “No Mesh Assigned”


Go to PubMed through the library’s home page, and you’ll see filters that display subsets of your search results including citations with AMC authors back to 2014, and those with no MeSH terms assigned.  Use the following URL to replace a bookmark: .


CU AMC Authors 2014-Current

Based on many terms describing the institutional memberships of AMC authors, the filter tries to capture the research output of our faculty, students and staff, and those at related institutions (National Jewish Health, Children’s Hospital, VA Medical Center, and Denver Health).  It not only demonstrates the potential research output of the AMC, but it can help reveal similar research on campus.  Note the filter retrieves citations back to 2014 not earlier.  Prior to 2014, PubMed recorded the institutional affiliations of only the first author while recently PubMed has accepted information directly from the publisher which could include the affiliations of co-authors.

No MESH Assigned

MeSH terms (Medical Subject Headings) allow users to focus their searches and find relevant hits.  PubMed is indexed by many specialists but the volume of citations that are directly uploaded by publishers is so high that many records have no associated MeSH terms, sometimes for weeks. The “No MESH Assigned” filter shows the subset of records that are not indexed including some of the most recent articles on the topic.

Filters in MyNCBI

For both filters, if you log into your MyNCBI (PubMed) account, your personalized filters will replace these AMC filters. But if you’d like, we can share the full search strategies for any of the filters and help you install them in MyNCBI.

Future Filters

If you have comments, questions, problems you’ve noticed, or suggestions for other filters, please let us know. We are currently working on ones for nursing and pediatrics.  For any of these comments, you can Leave a Comment below or contact us via AskUs.

–Lilian Hoffecker