Nutrition and Food Sciences Database gives access to the Nutrition and Food subset of CABI's database on the CAB Direct Platform. The guides below show how to search this subset.
A new version of the database search interface CAB Direct, is used on this site. For more information please use this link. There are some differences compared with the previous version - for example, search phrases and 2-word terms must be surrounded by double quotes as in the example "nutrient requirements". When limiting searches to particular fields, the field is now placed before the search term rather than after: e.g to search retinol within the database index, use de:retinol.
For some handy tips on searching the Nutrition and Food Sciences Database, please consult the following database guides. Also, see below for guidance on making the best use of keyword search fields and CABICODES.
The Basics of Searching (Word and PowerPoint)
This brief guide is independent of any individual search interface and covers the structure of an electronic database, search profile creation and the use of Boolean Operators for combining search results to build "complex" search strategies.
PDF - Word - Powerpoint
This Word file outlines the basic techniques for searching a CAB database with the CAB Direct2 search interface.
PDF - Word
Advanced Searching of CAB Abstracts
This Word document, with screen images, provides advice on field searching, the use of CABI indexing terms and CABICODES and the use of the CAB Thesaurus on CAB Direct2.
PDF - Word - PowerPoint
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) and Latin species names for plants (and common names for plants ) and common names (in plural) for animals are also used.