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CAB Abstracts Archive

CAB Abstracts Archive

"CAB Abstracts Archive is a fully searchable database created from 600 printed volumes. Containing over 1.8 million records on agriculture, veterinary science, nutrition and the environment, the Archive brings the science of the early 20th century to the desktops of modern researchers."

Covering the literature from 1913 to 1972, CAB Abstracts Archive makes over 1.8 million records available electronically for the very first time. We bring the science of the early 20th century to the desktops of modern researchers, even adding links between our abstracts and any older full text articles that other publishers have now digitized.

During the early half of the 20th century an incredible amount of valuable research took place - research that is still relevant today.

CABI was there, capturing this research and publishing it in printed abstract journals. The information we captured between 1910 and 1972 stretches to over 600 printed volumes - making it almost impossible for anyone to search effectively.

The creation of CAB Abstracts Archive changed that. The Archive is a fully searchable database created from those 600 printed volumes. Containing over 1.8 million records on agriculture, veterinary science, nutrition and the environment, the Archive brings the science of the early 20th century to the desktops of modern researchers.

Very often key scientific issues affecting the world are cyclical - popping up over and over again throughout the decades. If researchers utilize this past information in their research, they can often get a more complete picture or find a new direction.

  • Covering nearly 60 years’ worth of literature, from 1913 – 1972
  • Over 1.8 million records available electronically
  • A fully searchable database created from over 600 printed volumes

CAB Abstracts Archive is available on the following platforms:

  • CAB Direct (CABI's own platform)
  • Dialog
  • OvidSP
  • EBSCO
  • Thomson Web of Knowledge

CAB Abstracts Archive helps researchers to:

  • Build on earlier scientific work
  • Learn from past mistakes
  • Learn from past techniques
  • Assess long-term trends and changes
  • Access valuable research about rare and infrequent events
  • Find 'missing' pieces of research
  • Gain insights into the past

The following print journals have been fully digitized to form CAB Abstracts Archive:

  • Animal Breeding Abstracts
  • Dairy Science Abstracts
  • Field Crop Abstracts
  • Forestry Abstracts
  • Horticultural Science Abstracts
  • Nematological Abstracts
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series A: Human and Experimental
  • Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews Series B: Livestock Feeds and Feeding
  • Plant Breeding Abstracts
  • Review of Agricultural Entomology
  • Review of Medical and Veterinary Mycology
  • Review of Plant Pathology
  • Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology
  • Review of Plant Pathology
  • Soils and Fertilizers
  • Tropical Veterinary Bulletin
  • Veterinary Bulletin
  • Weed Abstracts
  • World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts (WAERSA)

For a complete subject breakdown see CAB Abstracts coverage.

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