CAB Direct reaches the nine-million mark
News item, 27 October 2010
CAB Direct - CABI's database platform that includes CAB Abstracts - the world-leading database covering applied life sciences - has just published its nine-millionth abstract.
“Effect of different herbicides on control of purple nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus L.)” by Aptin Rahnavard, Zoheir Y. Ashrafi, A. Rahbari and S. Sadeghi, covering the chemical control of purple nutsedge – billed as “the world’s worst weed” – is one of the full text titles accessible by subscribers. To celebrate its status as the nine-millionth addition to CAB Direct, it has been made freely available to all readers throughout the world.
The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts on CAB Direct gives researchers instant access to records from 1973 onwards, with over 300,000 abstracts added each year. Its coverage of the applied life sciences includes agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition. CAB Abstracts includes material from all relevant publications, including less well-known and non-English journals and those published by independent and learned publishers.
CAB Direct also incorporates our Global Health database and abstracts journals, making it the most thorough and extensive resource for the applied life sciences.
“With bibliographic databases quality and quantity are equally important,” said Andrea Powell, Executive Director, Publishing at CABI. “We read over 9000 journals from 150 countries in 50 languages in order to deliver the fullest global picture for any subject in the life sciences. With nine million abstracts now to choose from, we hope that more than ever we are the researcher’s first port of call.”