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To use the MeSH indexing system, click on the link labeled "MeSH Database" in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.



Within the MeSH database, enter the term you wish to look for and press the button labeled "Search".



The system finds terms that it thinks matches the word(s) you've entered. In this case, when searching for autism, it found the term "Autistic Disorder". When you have decided which term you want to use, click in the box next to that term. Enter the term by clicking on the box labeled "Add to search builder" on the right hand side of the screen.



You can repeat this step as many times as you need, in order to include as many terms as you'd like. Once you have all the terms you want, click on the grey button labeled "Search PubMed" located under the search builder on the right side of the screen.