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CABI Publishing - CAB Abstracts

Publisher: CABI Publishing

Joined: 2003

Type: Abstract database with some full text

Content Overview


NEW: CAB Direct is the only online platform built specifically to help you get the most out of CABI’s world class databases, CAB Abstracts and Global Health, and over 30 Online Database Subsets. The platform enables you to access the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences.

Through CAB Direct's innovative platform you, and your users, have access to:

  •  over 11 million bibliographic records across the applied life sciences
  •  over 340,000 full text articles hosted by CABI
  •  many other authoritative reviews, news articles and reports

CAB Direct uses CAB Thesaurus, the extensive online index of CABI terms for searching; you can send your search query to CAB Thesaurus and back to CAB Direct at a click of a button to pinpoint the precise information that you require.

CABI Abstracts now comes with CABI Full Text which gives users automatic access to over 320,000* journal articles, conference papers and reports - 80% of which are not available electronically anywhere else.

Title Listing

For a list of serials cited, visit the CABI website

Subject Strengths

Agriculture, forestry, aspects of human health, human nutrition, animal health, soil science, water supply and management, and the management and conservation of natural resources. Further details are available from the website

Service Strengths

  • coverage from 1973 to the present day
  • over 10,000+ learned, professional and trade journals scanned for materials to be included in this database
  • bibliographic data with abstracts
  • over 7 million records; approximately 350,000 new records added annually

Usage Guides

For links to a variety of useful user guides for the CAB Direct search interface, please visit the CABI website.



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