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About CAB eBooks

CAB eBooks provides a unique opportunity to access CABI’s prestigious titles in an easy-to use format. Books are indexed and retrievable as chapters, ensuring that a search of available titles will return the most relevant results and save you valuable time.

  • high quality content written by world experts
  • the world’s applied life science literature at your fingertips
  • dynamic front file supplemented by archive material
  • titles available and indexed as individual chapters
  • all chapters and titles fully indexed and integrated with CAB Abstracts
  • search for individual terms or browse by subject or title
  • eBooks displayed as easy-to-navigate PDF files


What are the Options?

There are four CAB eBook collections available:

CAB eBooks Front File (2011–present)
The CAB eBooks Front File is a dynamic product that grows as newly-published material is added. There are currently over 220 books in this collection (over 3,900 chapters) (as of July 2015). The front file contains all eBooks published from 2011 onwards and is updated whenever a new title becomes available.

The CAB eBooks Front File is available under CABI’s innovative lease-purchase model. Under this model, customers who lease the front file every year are given perpetual access to the content at no extra cost as soon as it becomes available for ownership.

CAB eBooks Archive (2008–2010)
The 2008 - 2010 archive collection contains 113 titles across CABI's subject areas. This collection is available as a one-off purchase for perpetual access.

CAB eBooks Archive (2005–2007)
Launched in February 2011, the 2005–2007 Archive contains all 158 CAB eBooks published over this three year period. It is now available as a one-off purchase for perpetual ownership.

CAB eBooks Archive (2000–2004)
The 2000–2004 Archive contains 244 titles (over 4,000 chapters), providing research institutions with an opportunity to invest in our valuable back list. Like the 2005–2007 archive, it is available as a one-off purchase for perpetual ownership.

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CAB International

CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. We improve people’s lives by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture, veterinary medicine, human health and the environment.

CABI helps address the challenges of food security by helping farmers produce more and lose less. We do this by improving crop yields, safeguarding the environment and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge.

Our mission and direction is influenced by member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services.