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Purpose: Provides a forum for discussion of a variety of issues related to authority control for online catalogs and for international sharing of authority of data.

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  • 1.  Controlled Vocabularies for Mental Health Resources?

    Posted Feb 24, 2023 10:39 AM

    Hi all! 

    I'm a digital librarian for an international association for a specific mental health therapy. I'm tasked with building a digital repository for resources related to this therapy, primarily for use by clinicians. What thesauri/controlled vocabularies exist specific to mental health topics? Are there other things I should consider when choosing a controlled vocabulary to use?

    Thanks!

    Lisa



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    Lisa Huntsha
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  • 2.  RE: Controlled Vocabularies for Mental Health Resources?

    Posted Feb 24, 2023 11:18 AM

    Hi Lisa:

     

    I'm a medical librarian here at Missouri. We use MeSH for any medical topics, including mental health and therapies. It's online at the National Library of Medicine: https://meshb.nlm.nih.gov/search

     

    Depending on what therapy you are interested in, there might be specific vocabularies used for example within the American Psychiatric Association journals, etc. However, PubMed at NLM is really going to be the database that has pretty much any decent medical citations that you'll need: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ The beauty of both of these is that they are free!

     

    If you'd like some help putting this together let me know.

     

    aks

     

    Amanda K. Sprochi, MA, MLIS, AHIP

    Cataloger/Librarian IV

    University Libraries

    The University of Missouri

    60 Ellis Library

    520 S 9th St

    Columbia, MO  65211

    (573) 882-0461

    sprochia@health.missouri.edu

    she/her/hers

     






  • 3.  RE: Controlled Vocabularies for Mental Health Resources?

    Posted Feb 24, 2023 12:30 PM

    Hello, Lisa. 

    What Amanda has given you is good information. I just wanted to make you aware of another tool: the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, which is part of the American Psychological Association's PsycINFO database. You don't say where you are located, but if you are located near a college campus, you may be able to get access to PsycINFO there. 

    Otherwise, PubMed or the MeSH terms Amanda mentions are your best bet. 

    Good luck!

    Lisa 

    Lisa Bodenheimer
    Head, Metadata Services
    Clemson University Libraries



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    Lisa Bodenheimer
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  • 4.  RE: Controlled Vocabularies for Mental Health Resources?

    Posted Feb 27, 2023 07:16 AM

    Thanks, Lisa!



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