Australian Occupational Health and Safety Thesaurus

"The scope of AOHST is to cover concepts relevant to OHS in Australia at national, State and local level. Some concepts are international, but the emphasis is given to the Australian context wherever necessary. The aim is to limit the size of the thesaurus to no more than 3,000 terms. This is to ensure that it is relatively easy to review and keep up-to-date. The terminology currently included in AOHST is OHS specific. This means that certain areas which are peripheral to the NOHSC’s priorities, such as compensation and insurance, are less developed at this stage.


"AGROVOC is a controlled vocabulary covering all areas of interest of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, including food, nutrition, agriculture, fisheries, forestry, environment etc. It is published by FAO and edited by a community of experts.
AGROVOC consists of over 34,000 concepts available in 23 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, English, French, German, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Malay, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Telugu, Thai, Turkish and Ukrainian.

Thesaurus Zorg en Welzijn

"De Thesaurus Zorg en Welzijn: de taal van het sociaal domein.
Meer dan 35.000 termen op het gebied van zorg en welzijn, zowel vaktaal als de taal van de burger. De termen beschrijven een breed terrein aan onderwerpen van elkaar overlappende sectoren: van vrijwilligerswerk tot lokaal sociaal beleid, van jeugdzorg tot ouderenzorg, van maatschappelijke dienstverlening tot medische zorg, van onderwijs tot vrijetijdsbesteding enz.

"The Thesaurus Care and Welfare: the language of the social domain.
More than 35,000 terms in health and well-being, both language and language of the citizen. The terms describe a wide range of subjects of overlapping sectors: from voluntary work to local social policy, from youth care to elderly care, from social services to medical care, from education to leisure activities, etc.

Thésaurus Santé Publique

"Cette quatrième édition est constituée de 12825 termes ; soit 7144 descripteurs, répartis en 57 sous-domaines (appelés également 'champs' ou 'micro-thesaurus') et 5681 synonymes, ou 'non-descripteurs', qui renvoient vers un descripteur valide. Le thesaurus de la BDSP peut être librement utilisé dans les centres de documentation ou bibliothèques travaillant dans les secteurs du sanitaire et du social."

"This fourth edition consists of 12825 terms, or 7144 descriptors, divided into 57 subdomains (also called 'fields' or 'micro-thesaurus') and 5681 synonyms, or 'non-descriptors', which refer to a valid descriptor The BDSP thesaurus can be freely used in documentation centers or libraries working in the health and social sectors. "

International Classification of Childhood Cancer

"The classification of childhood cancer is based on tumor morphology and primary site with an emphasis on morphology rather than the emphasis on primary site for adults.
In the ICCC, there are certain combinations of histologies, behaviors, and/or sites that are not considered in the schema, and for these we have added a group for unknown ICCC, which includes in situ tumors and some malignant tumors. Therefore, when we produce all sites based on ICCC, we will exclude these cases."

International Classification of Sleep Disorders

"The International Classification of Sleep Disorders is the authoritative text for clinicians to access information about sleep disorders, criteria for diagnosis and other relevant information imperative for the treatment of their patients. This second edition provides the most current nosology of sleep medicine and is designed in a more user-friendly format. It is an invaluable resource for all clinicians. Disorders are grouped into eight categories."

Public Health Language

"The Health Development Agency and England's Public Health Observatories (PHO's) have developed a unified Public Health Language (PHL) [formally known as the National Public Health Language] to facilitate interoperability. The first version of this language was officially launched at a conference on the 20th December 2004. The PHL is the result of integrating the former HDA's 'Public Health Information Thesaurus' with the PHOs 'Public Health Information Tagging System' (PHITS), which are no longer active as they have been superseded by the PHL.

POPLINE Keyword Guide

"The POPLINE Keyword Guide is a compilation of 2,000+ keywords used to index documents represented in the POPLINE database. Use POPLINE keywords to build more targeted searches of the more than 340,000 records contained in the POPLINE database. Familiarity with this vocabulary will make you a better POPLINE searcher. POPLINE keywords are capitalized. In addition, commonly used synonyms and closely related concepts are included to help find the most relevant POPLINE keyword for the subject you are researching.