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CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts

"CAB Abstracts – your access to the world’s applied life sciences research"

Now with 8.6 million records!

CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature. It comes with CABI Full Textgiving users automatic access to over 350,000* journal articles, conference papers and reports (80% of which are not available electronically anywhere else). 

CAB Abstracts is available on a number of platforms including www.cabdirect.org which re-launched in July 2016.

The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 8.6 million records* from 1973 onwards, with over 380,000 abstracts added each year. Its coverage of the applied life sciences includes agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.

Our excellent international coverage sets CAB Abstracts apart from other databases. We process all relevant publications, including less well-known and non-English journals and those published by independent and learned publishers. With publications from over 120 countries in 50 languages, including English abstracts for most articles, researchers get the fullest global picture for any subject.

Our subject specialists rigorously select relevant records from over 8,000 serials, books and conference proceedings, ensuring unparalleled coverage. As a result, we include information from more agricultural serials than any other database.

*Figures as at April 2017.

 

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  • instant access to over 8.6 million records
  • over 380,000 abstracts added each year
  • international coverage, with publications from over 120 countries
  • each record hand-selected by our subject specialists from over 10,000 serials, books and conference proceedings
  • comprehensive subject indexing with the CAB Thesaurus (CABI's controlled vocabulary tool) making searching easier and providing more precise access to ALL relevant research

Used by hundreds of the world's leading institutions, including 75% of US land-grant universities, together with many of the premier universities and research centres from across the globe, CAB Abstracts is the first choice for agriculture and related applied life sciences.

"CAB Abstracts is the leading English-language bibliographic information service providing access to the world's agricultural literature. It has a longstanding reputation for comprehensive, quality abstracting and indexing, and integrity of its data. This should be the first stop for the serious researcher."
- Luti Salisbury, Librarian/Professor, Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, University of Arkansas Libraries

 

"The search of CAB Abstracts was the most specific and yielded the most trials in the least amount of time."
- Alison Avenell, Helen G Handoll and Adrian M Grant, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

 

"This study indicates that if CAB Abstracts is available for searching the core agricultural serials, doing a literature search in any of all of the other three databases would represent a duplication of effort."
- Jodee l. Kawasaki, Indexing of Core Agricultural Serials, in IAALD

As well as selecting from thousands of core scientific journals, CAB Abstracts also offers extensive coverage of  "grey" literature from around the world including:

  • annual reports
  • general reports
  • books/book chapters
  • handbooks
  • bulletins
  • monographs
  • conference proceedings
  • newsletters
  • discussion papers
  • technical information
  • field notes
  • theses

 

SUBJECTS INCLUDE:

 

Agricultural engineering
  • agricultural and horticultural machinery
  • implements, equipment and buildings
  • design, construction, selection and operation and control
  • effects on crops, livestock and soil
  • precision agriculture, remote sensing, robotics, image analysis
Applied economics and sociology
  • policy formation
  • development programmes
  • the economics of the food industry
  • natural resources utilization
  • farm management
  • aspects of education and research
  • rural sociology
Animal health
  • all aspects of veterinary medicine
  • animal welfare and behaviour
  • zoonoses
  • food safety (of meat and milk, including meat inspection)
Animal nutrition
  • nutrition
  • feeding and metabolism of farm animals
  • companion animals
  • equine
  • zoo and game animals
Animal production
  • breeding and genetics of animals of economic importance
  • animal production
  • animal nutrition
  • animal biotechnology
  • aquaculture
  • dairy science and technology 
Aquaculture 
  • production
  • feeding
  • husbandry
  • breeding
  • genetics and health of cultured fish
  • crustaceans
  • molluscs
  • other aquaculture species
Biofuels
  • production and processing of energy crops into biodiesel or fuel ethanol 
  • energy forestry 
  • biogas production from livestock wastes and agricultural residues 
  • fermentation technology 
  • energy policy 
  • economics and landuse issues
Biosafety and Bioterrorism

Biosafety issues associated with introduction of transgenic organisms, including:

  • environmental impact and food safety issues 
  • regulations, treaties and trade 
  • issues related to Agricultural chemicals and laboratory techniques  
  • detection and prevention of bioterrorism
  • pathogens affecting humans and agricultural organisms
Biotechnology

The application of molecular genetics, genetic engineering and in vitro culture to organisms of agricultural importance, with an emphasis on: 

  • methodology 
  • studies of agriculturally useful traits 
  • applications of biotechnology for traditional animal and plant breeding 
  • economic, planning and policy aspects 
  • biosafety 
  • GM food, legal and social issues  
Breeding

All aspects of breeding and genetics of animals and plants using traditional approaches and modern techniques, including: 

  • use of genetic resources in breeding 
  • breeders’ rights 
  • reproduction 
  • evolution and domestication 
Chemistry
  • pesticides
  • adjuvants
  • botanical pesticides
  • biochemistry of pest organisms 
  • biocontrol 
  • farmed animals and plants 
  • biofuels 
  • chemistry of soils, fertilizers, freshwater and waste water
  •  nutritional biochemistry 
Climate change

The effect of climate change on natural resources, covering:

  • crop production, pests and diseases 
  • animal health and production 
  • human health 
  • agro-economic aspects such as rural development and demography 
  • tourism 
  • the production and processing of bio-fuels 
  • energy co-generation in the sugar industry 
Crop science and grasslands

All aspects relating to field and forage crops including: 

  • genetics and breeding 
  • taxonomy 
  • botany 
  • physiology 
  • biochemistry 
  • propagation 
  • production 
  • management and storage 
  • grassland and rangeland ecology, management and sustainability 
Ecotourism
  • sustainable tourism development 
  • tourism for development and poverty alleviation in developing countries 
  • environmental management systems 
  • environmental impact of tourism and tourist facilities 
  • nature conservation
  • resource use
Entomology
  • taxonomy 
  • genetics 
  • behaviour 
  • morphology 
  • physiology 
  • control of insects and other arthropods of medical, veterinary or agricultural importance
Environmental science
  • environment 
  • biodiversity and ecology, including soil science, water resources, organic farming, forestry and integrated crop management 
  • environmental pollution and remediation 
  • issues relating to the conservation of land, forest and soils 
  • biological and genetic resources 
  • climate change effects 
  • nature conservation
Food science and technology

Entire food chain, from farm to fork and beyond including:

  • composition 
  • quality control
  • processing 
  • analytical methodologies 
  • safety 
  • hygiene 
  • effect on human health 
  • technology 
  • legislation
Forestry

All aspects of global forest and wood science research, including:

  • silviculture and forest management
  • tree biology
  • forest ecology
  • agroforestry
  • logging
  • wood anatomy
  • wood technology
  • international trade of timber and non-wood forest products
Genetics

Genetics of organisms of agricultural or economic significance and wild relatives, covering:

  • molecular genetics
  • cytogenetics
  • population genetics
  • genomics
  • nutrigenomics
  • prevalence of genetic risk factors and susceptibility genes in humans
Helminthology

All aspects of medical and veterinary helminthology of these parasites, including:

  • genetics
  • physiology
  • biochemistry
  • ecology
  • pathology
  • immunobiology
  • epidemiology and transmission
  • life cycle
  • vectors
  • treatment and control and scientific techniques
Horticultural science

All aspects of horticultural science, including:

  • genetic resources 
  • breeding 
  • biology 
  • propagation 
  • pests, diseases 
  • crop management 
  • growth models 
  • environmental physiology 
  • postharvest treatment 
  • crop quality 
  • marketing and economics of horticultural crops 
Human nutrition 
  • physiology and biochemistry of all nutrients 
  • analytical methodologies 
  • public health nutrition 
  • sports nutrition 
  • nutrition education 
  • dietary surveys 
  • reproduction and diet 
  • human growth 
  • infant feeding 
  • ageing 
  • nutritional status 
  • clinical nutrition
Invasive species

All invasive plants and cyanobacteria or animals of veterinary importance and any invasive animal (including many insects and other arthropods, rodents, feral goats and other mammals) that affect the following:

  • crops 
  • forest trees 
  • stored agricultural products 
  • timbers 
  • grasslands 
  • soils 
  • water supplies 
  • human health
Leisure and tourism

Social, economic and environmental impacts of activities, products and services in:

  • leisure
  • recreation
  • sport and tourism
  • travel  
Medicinal plants and pharmacology
  • botany
  • physiology
  • biochemistry
  • propagation and cultivation of medicinal plants
  • pharmacological papers on plant constituents and herbal drugs 
Microbiology
  • veterinary microbiology
  • plant pathogens
  • mycorrhizas
  • soil microbiology
  • forest microbiology
  • food microbiology
  • microbiology related to water pollution
  • toxinogenic fungi
  • mycotoxins and other toxins
  • animal vaccines
Microrganisms of veterinary and cultural importance including their:
  • taxonomy
  • ecology
  • biochemistry
  • genetics
Mycology
  • molecular genetics
  • physiology
  • biochemistry and systematics
All aspects of mycoses in both humans and animals including:
  • pathology
  • epidemiology
  • immunology
  • diagnosis
  • therapy 
Natural resources, land/water management

All aspects of soil science and management and all aspects of land resources management including:

  • fertilizers 
  • earth sciences 
  • environmental pollution 
  • remediation aspects 
  • water resources and their management in terms of agriculture 
  • water supply in relation to factors such as climate change
Issues relating to the conservation of:
  • land
  • forest
  • soil
  • biological and genetic resources
  • nature and habitat
Nematology
  • plant nematode diseases
  • other nematodes and hosts
  • biology
  • ecology
  • control
  • nematicides
  • nematodes as genetic models
  • techniques
  • equipment and machinery
  • economics
  • extension
  • education
Organic and sustainable agriculture

Organic and sustainable crop production and animal husbandry Including:

  • soil fertility management
  • composting
  • pest control
  • organic methods of animal healthcare
  • low input and traditional farming systems
  • environmental impacts of farming and organic foods
Parasitology

Medical and veterinary parasitic diseases and vectors and vector-borne diseases, which includes many of the most important tropical diseases. Complete coverage of host organisms, taxonomy, biology and control.

Plant pathology

All types of plant pathogens including:

  • diseases of all crops 
  • forest trees 
  • weeds and wild plants 
  • pathogen biology 
  • mycotoxins 
  • plant disease control 
  • fungicides 
  • techniques, equipment and economics 
Plant protection

Comprehensive coverage of the control and management of pests, weeds, parasites and pathogens, including:

  • chemical control (all aspects of pesticides) 
  • biological control 
  • cultural and physical control 
  • integrated pest management 
  • pest/disease resistance 
  • pest surveys 
  • quarantine control equipment 
  • all organisms that harm crops, stored products, forest trees and timber 
Postharvest

All aspects of postharvest research, from harvesting the crop up to the initial stages of processing.

Protozoology
  • taxonomy 
  • morphology 
  • molecular genetics 
  • physiology 
  • host relationships, 
  • clinical aspects of protozoal infections of medical and veterinary importance including immunobiology, treatment and control of the diseases and their vectors. 
Soil science

All aspects of soil science including soil properties, soil management including:

  • classification and formation 
  • soil conservation 
  • irrigation and drainage 
  • fertilizer technology
Veterinary medicine

Comprehensive coverage of veterinary medicine (food animals, pets, sport horses, zoo and wild animals), including:

  • veterinary pharmacology 
  • surgery 
  • diagnosis  Immunology 
  • veterinary public health 
Virology
  • phage and fungal viruses related to animal and plants 
  • pathogens Viruses of agricultural and forestry species 
  • animal viruses and viral infections of veterinary interest 
  • insect viruses where there is potential for biological control and plant viruses carried by insects 
Waste management
  • biological, chemical and physical treatment of water and agricultural wastes 
  • the use (including genetic manipulation of) microorganisms for the breakdown of specific compounds 
  • reclamation and bioremediation of polluted lands, soil and freshwater pollution from natural and manmade sources

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Title ISSN
Vaccine 0264-410X
Vadose Zone Journal
Vakblad Natuur Bos Landschap
Value of Water Research Report Series
Van Veterinary Journal 2149-3359
Vandens U¯kio Inzinerija 1392-2335
Vascular Medicine 1358-863X
Vascular Pharmacology 1537-1891
Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 1530-3667
Vedecké Práce Ovocnárské 0231-6900
Veepro Magazine 1382-631X
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 0939-6314
Vegetos 0970-4078
Venus 1348-2955
Verfassung und Recht in Übersee 0506-7286
VertigO - La Revue Electronique en Sciences de lEnvironment
Vestnik OrelGAU 1990-3618
Vestnik Zoologii 0084-5604
Vet Scan 0973-6980
Veterinar 0303-5409
Veterinaria (Cremona) 0394-3151
Veterinaria (Montevideo) 0376-4362
Veterinaria (Sarajevo) 0372-6827
Veterinaria Cuyana 1850-0900
Veterinária e Zootecnia 0102-5716
Veterinaria em foco 1679-5237
Veterinaria Italiana 0505-401X
Veterinaria México OA 2007-5472
Veterinária Notícias 1983-0777
Veterinaria y Zootecnia 2011-5415
Veterinarija ir Zootechnika 1392-2130
Veterinärmedizin in der Hauptstadt 1613-4419
Veterinární Medicína 0375-8427
Veterinarska Stanica 0350-7149
Veterinarski Arhiv 0372-5480
Veterinarski Glasnik 0350-2457
Veterinárství 0506-8231
Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia 1467-2987
Veterinary and Comparative Oncology 1476-5810
Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology 0932-0814
Veterinary Business Journal 1474-1652
Veterinary Clinical Pathology 0275-6382
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Equine Practice 0749-0739
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Food Animal Practice 0749-0720
Veterinary Clinics of North America, Small Animal Practice 0195-5616
Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice 1094-9194
Veterinary Dermatology 0959-4493
Veterinary Focus 1354-0157
Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 0165-2427
Veterinary Ireland Journal 2009-3942
Veterinary Journal 1090-0233
Veterinary Medicine 8750-7943
Veterinary Medicine and Science 2053-1095
Veterinary Medicine International 2090-8113
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports 2230-2034
Veterinary Microbiology 0378-1135
Veterinary Nursing Journal 1741-5349
Veterinary Ophthalmology 1463-5216
Veterinary Parasitology 0304-4017
Veterinary Parasitology: Regional Studies and Reports 2405-9390
Veterinary Pathology 0300-9858
Veterinary Practice News 1528-6398
Veterinary Practitioner 0972-4036
Veterinary Quarterly 0165-2176
Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound 1058-8183
Veterinary Record 0042-4900
Veterinary Record Case Reports
Veterinary Record Open 2052-6113
Veterinary Research 1297-9716
Veterinary Research Communications 0165-7380
Veterinary Research Forum 2008-8140
Veterinary Science Development 2038-9701
Veterinary Science Research Journal 0976-1284
Veterinary Surgery 0161-3499
Veterinary Times 1352-9374
Veterinary Times Equine 1352-9374
Veterinary Times Livestock 1352-9374
Veterinary World 0972-8988
Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi (Istanbul) 0250-2836
Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi, Uludag Üniversitesi 1301-3173
Veteriner Hekimler Dernegi Dergisi 0377-6395
Vie et Milieu 0240-8759
Vietnam Journal of Public Health 1859-1132
Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 1859-1434
Viral Immunology 0882-8245
Virchows Archiv 0945-6317
Virology 0042-6822
Virology Journal 1743-422x
Virology: Research and Treatment 1178-122X
Virulence 2150-5594
Virus Evolution 2057-1577
Virus Genes 0920-8569
Virus Research 0168-1702
VirusDisease 2347-3584
Viruses 1999-4915
Visitor Studies 1064-5578
Vital Signs 0300-6654
Vitis 0042-7500
Viure en Salut 1888-6833
Vlaams Diergeneeskundig Tijdschrift 0303-9021
VN Times 1471-1044
Vocarstvo 1820-5054
Vodno Delo 0204-5745
Voprosy Pitaniya 0042-8833
Voprosy Virusologii 0507-4088
Vox Sanguinis 0042-9007
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies 1745-0128
Výzkum v Chovu Skotu 0139-7265