Abstracts Database Guide
For some handy tips on searching the DMPD abstracts database, please consult the following database guides. Also, see below for guidance on making the best use of keyword search fields and CABICODES specific to the DMPD database.
"Simple Searching with CAB Direct" outlines the basic techniques for searching DMPD with the NEW CAB Direct search interface. It covers phrase searching and their combination using Boolean Operators, refining results, outputting records, and how to personlise the site using your personal "MyCABDirect" account.
- Simple Searching with CAB Direct (PDF)
"Advanced Searching of CAB Direct" builds on the basic search techniques. It includes detailed descriptions of a number of important data fields within the database and describes the value and method of field restricted searching. It also describes the use of the Advanced Search screen, the CAB Thesaurus and CABICODES on the NEW CAB Direct.
- Advanced Searching of CAB Direct (PDF)
You can use the keyword search fields to help pull out the records most relevant to your research. Terms in these fields have been entered by subject specialists and indicate a useful paper relating to that term. Terms can be found in the CAB Thesaurus: these are selected to cover key concepts and avoid duplication.
Enzyme names (from the EC nomenclature list), Latin species names for plants and animals and common names for a few economically important plants and vertebrates are also used.