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CAB Abstracts

Publisher: CAB International
Coverage: 1973-Present
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The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 8.4 million records from 1973 onwards, with over 360,000 abstracts added each year. Its coverage of the applied life sciences includes agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.

Excellent international coverage sets CAB Abstracts apart from other databases. The database includes all relevant publications, including less well-known and non-English journals and those published by independent and learned publishers. With publications from over 120 countries in 50 languages, including English abstracts for most articles, researchers get the fullest global picture for any subject. Subjects covered include:
- Agriculture, including animal production and welfare, horticulture, crop science and protection, applied economics and rural studies
- Animal and Veterinary Sciences, including animal nutrition, entomology, aquaculture and equine science
- Environmental Sciences, including, ecology and climate change, forestry, soil science, and hydrology
- Human Health, Food and Nutrition, including food science and communicable diseases
- Leisure and Tourism
- Microbiology and parasitology, including mycology, bacteriology and virology
- Plant Sciences, including biotechnology, plant protection, and crop science


CAB Abstracts now includes Full Text Select, a growing list of more than 40,000 full-text documents, including conference proceedings, reports, and difficult-to-find journal full text from around the world. The repository contains PDF full text including journal articles in English and non-English languages (See current list here); conference proceedings frequently offering important papers months before the completed research paper is published (See current list here); book chapters, monographs, government reports, and more. CAB Abstracts Full Text Select offers records from 2003 to date, with approximately 10,000 new records added each year.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: CAB International
  • Product Type: Database
  • Specialty:
    Agriculture
    Animal Nutrition
    Animal Production & Genetics
    Aquaculture and Fisheries
    Biotechnology Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
    Botany
    Business & Economics
    Crop Protection
    Ecology
    Entomology
    Environmental Sciences
    Equine Science
    Food Science & Nutrition
    Forestry
    Geography
    Geology & Geosciences
    Horticulture
    Leisure, Recreation & Tourism
    Meterology & Atmospheric Sciences
    Microbiology
    Nutrition & Dietetics
    Parasitology and Infectious Diseases
    Plant Sciences
    Rural Studies
    Soil Science
    Veterinary Science
    Virology
    Zoology
  • Language: English
  • Frequency: Monthly, Random
  • Coverage: 1973-Present
  • Data Type: Bibliographic with Abstracts
  • Number of Records: 8,400,000+
  • Records Added Annually: 360,000+

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