Database Help and Training
Database User Guides
The Environmental Impact database is made available via CABI's hosting platform and search interface CAB Direct which also hosts a range of other CABI databases including CAB Abstracts and Global Health. These user guides and training materials are written for users searching CAB Abstracts but, as it is the same platform, the techniques used and field structure are identical to the Environmental Impact database.
Simple Search Guide
Introduces the CAB Direct search interface. It illustrates some simple search techniques, and describes the use of the search Refine options. The different output options are explained, along with the use of MyCABDirect for saving searches and setting up weekly Alerts and RSS Feeds.
Download Simple Search Guide: (920 KB), (946 KB)
Advanced Search Guide
Describes the important data fields within the database record and how to use them to refine your search results. It explains how to use the CAB Direct Advanced Search Screen, and illustrates the use of the CABI indexing fields.
Download Advanced Search Guide: (1395 KB), (1.02 MB)
Further information on search materials is available on the CAB Direct User Guides page on the CABI website.
The list of instructional videos available is on the CAB Direct Training video page. Each 3-5 minute video highlights a specific aspect of searching the CAB Direct search interface.
Free Online Training
Training can be provided on a one-to-one basis or for small groups over the internet. The sessions can be designed to suit your specific needs, and are run by Chris Ison, CABI’s International Training Manager. All you need is a PC, or laptop, with internet connection and a phone. Please contact Chris Ison at email@example.com or by phone at +44 1491 829286. It’s FREE and it’s FUN!