CABI launches enhanced life sciences delivery platform
9 June 2009
CABI has launched a new and improved version of its database platform CAB Direct, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases in life science information – CAB Abstracts and Global Health.
The new CAB Direct offers a better experience for students and researchers as they search for important life science information. The content on CAB Direct has not changed, but the new design will improve its discoverability – saving researchers time and effort.
“Researcher behaviours and expectations are evolving, and the new CAB Direct has been created to ensure we are evolving with them,” said Cristina Ashby, Product Development Manager at CABI. “New technologies have offered an excellent opportunity to create a better, more intuitive and effective product."
• MyCABDirect – a personalised area where users can set-up email alerts and RSS feeds based on their search results; share information; and save important searches
• Faceted searching – users can finely filter information to fit their research needs, based on CABI's indexing terms and metadata
• The capability to view full text at the search results level
• Improved user experience, through a more intuitive interface
• Suggestions for spelling variations
The new and improved CAB Direct will also abstract snippet views at search results level; save searches to social book marking sites and provide COUNTER compliant usage statistics.
CABI is also pleased to announce the number of full text articles available on CAB Direct, and all other platforms that host our products, has reached 50,000. "This milestone highlights a clear and growing benefit to our subscribers," said Cristina Ashby. "With the substantial number of articles now available, and with a further 10,000 to be added by the end of the year, this collection of material is developing into a body of content that is of considerable importance in its own right."
For a visual demonstration on how to use the new CAB Direct go to – http://www.cabi.org/cabivideo/CD2LaunchVideo/CD2LaunchVideo.html
To view the new product platform please visit www.cabdirect.org
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About CAB Direct
CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of information in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. Over eight million bibliographic records and 50,000 full text applied life sciences articles are hand picked by our team of experts and updated weekly. CAB Direct provides a convenient single point of access to all CABI database subscriptions.
CABI is a not-for-profit science-based development and information organization. Its mission and direction are influenced by member countries that help guide the activities undertaken. These include publishing; development projects and research; and microbial services. CABI produces key scientific information, including CAB Abstracts – the world-renowned bibliographic database covering agriculture and the environment. CABI also publishes multimedia compendia, books, e-books and full text internet resources aiming to further science and its application to real life. Our expertise includes agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, environmental sciences, human health, food and nutrition, leisure and tourism, microbiology and parasitology, and plant sciences. For more information go to www.cabi.org