CAB Abstracts

Produced by CABI, CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language abstracts information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature.

Content Includes

  • Over 8.5 million records with coverage dating back to 1973
  • Over 232,000 full-text journal articles, reports and conference proceedings
  • Publications from over 120 countries in 50 languages
  • Indexing for over 10,000 academic journals, books, conference proceedings and reports specially selected by subject experts

Subjects Include

  • Agriculture
  • Environment
  • Veterinary sciences,
  • Plant sciences
  • Mycology and parasitology
  • Food science
  • Human health
  • Nutrition

Additional Features

In addition to indexing thousands of core scientific journals, CAB Abstracts offers extensive coverage of non-journal literature from around the world including annual reports, general reports, books, conference proceedings, field notes and much more.

This database features comprehensive subject indexing with the CAB Thesaurus – CABI’s controlled vocabulary tool – making searching easier and providing more precise access to all relevant research.

The international focus of the content gives access to a wide cross-section of global research. All areas of the world are represented, including developing countries.


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