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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
Wageningen UR Livestock Research 1570-8616
Walailak Journal of Science and Technology 1686-3933
Waldökologie, Landschaftsforschung und Naturschutz (Forest Ecology, Landscape Research and Nature Protection) 1867-710X
Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice 1934-6360
WasserWirtschaft - Hydrologie, Wasserbau, Hydromechanik, Gewässer, Ökologie, Boden 0043-0978
Waste and Biomass Valorization 1877-2641
Waste Management 0956-053X
Waste Management & Research 0734-242X
Water 2073-4441
Water Alternatives 1965-0175
Water and Environment Journal 1747-6585
Water Environment Research 1061-4303
Water History 1877-7236
Water International 0250-8060
Water Policy 1366-7017
Water Practice & Technology
Water Quality Research Journal 1201-3080
Water Reports 1020-1203
Water Research (Oxford) 0043-1354
Water Resources and Economics 2212-4284
Water Resources and Industry 2212-3717
Water Resources Management 0920-4741
Water Resources Research 0043-1397
Water SA 0378-4738
Water Saving Irrigation 1007-4929
Water Science and Technology 0273-1223
Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 1606-9749
Water Wheel 0258-2244
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 0049-6979
Waterbirds 1524-4695
Waterlines 0262-8104
Wayamba Journal of Animal Science
Weather 0043-1656
Weather and Climate Extremes 2212-0947
Web Ecology 2193-3081
Webbia 0083-7792
Weed Biology and Management 1444-6162
Weed Research (Oxford) 0043-1737
Weed Science 0043-1745
Weed Science (China) 1003-935X
Weed Technology 0890-037X
Weekly Epidemiological Record 0049-8114
West African Journal of Applied Ecology 0855-4307
West African Journal of Medicine 0189-160X
West African Journal of Pharmacology and Drug Research 0303-691X
West Indian Medical Journal 0043-3144
Western Economics Forum
Western North American Naturalist 1527-0904
Western Pacific Surveillance and Response 2094-7321
Wetlands 0277-5212
Wetlands Ecology and Management 0923-4861
Wheat Information Service 0510-3517
WHO Drug Information 1010-9609
WHO Food Additives Series 0300-0923
WHO South East Asia Journal of Public Health 2224-3151
WHO Technical Report Series 0512-3054
Wiadomosci Entomologiczne 0138-0737
Wiadomosci Zootechniczne 1731-8068
WIDER Working Papers 1798-7237
Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift 0043-5325
Wiener Tierärztliche Monatsschrift 0043-535X
Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 1080-6032
Wildlanka 1800-1777
Wildlife Biology 0909-6396
Wildlife Monographs 0084-0173
Wildlife Research 1035-3712
Wildlife Society Bulletin 1938-5463
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1757-7780
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Developmental Biology
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment 2041-8396
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Water
Willdenowia 0511-9618
Wilson Journal of Ornithology 1559-4491
Wine and Viticulture Journal 1838-6547
Wissenschaftsmagazin der Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim 1865-5920
Woda Srodowisko Obszary Wiejskie 1642-8145
Women & Health 0363-0242
Wood and Fiber Science 0735-6161
Wood Material Science and Engineering 1748-0272
Wood Research (Bratislava) 1336-4561
Wood Science and Technology 0043-7719
Woodland
Work & Stress 0267-8373
Working Paper - Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University
Working Paper - Centre for Development Studies (Thiruvananthapuram)
Working Paper - Centre for Global Development
Working Paper - Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
Working Paper - Department of Economics and Finance, University of Canterbury
Working Paper - Department of Economics, Appalachian State University
Working Paper - Department of Economics, Iowa State University
Working Paper - Department of Environmental and Business Economics, University of Southern Denmark 1399-3224
Working Paper - Economics, Ecology and the Environment, School of Economics, University of Queensland 1327-8231
Working Paper - Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw
Working Paper - Future Agricultures
Working Paper - Global Development and Environment Institute, Tufts University
Working Paper - Groupe de Recherche en Économie et Développement International (GREDI)
Working Paper - Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad
Working Paper - Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Working Paper - Institute of Rural Management (Anand)
Working Paper - International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium
Working Paper - International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG)
Working Paper - Office of Industries, U.S. International Trade Commission
Working Paper - Resource Economics and Policy Analysis (REPA) Research Group, Department of Economics, University of Victoria
Working Paper - South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) 1893-1891
Working Paper - The Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
Working Paper - University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Working Paper - Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften an der Landwirtschaftlich-Gartnerischen Fakultat, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
Working Paper Series - Charles J. Zwick Center for Food and Resource Policy, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut
Working Paper Series - ICRISAT Research Program Markets, Institutions and Policies
Working Paper Series - National Bureau of Economic Research (Massachusetts) 0898-2937
Working Paper Series - School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University
Working Paper, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Western Australia
Working Papers - Department of Economics, University of Alberta
Working Papers - Economic Research Southern Africa
Working Papers in Economics - Department of Economics, University of Waikato
World Aquaculture 1041-5602
World Bank Economic Review 0258-6770
World Development (Oxford) 0305-750X
World Economy 0378-5920
World Forestry Research 1001-4241
World Health & Population 1718-3340
World Journal of Gastroenterology 1007-9327
World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 0959-3993
World Journal of Surgery 0364-2313
World Leisure Journal 1607-8055
World Medical and Health Policy
World Mycotoxin Journal 1875-0710
World Neurosurgery 1878-8750
World Rabbit Science 1257-5011
World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development 1746-0573
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development 1741-2242
World Soil Resources Reports
WorldFish Center Issues Brief
WorldFish Center Policy Brief
WorldFish Center Project Report
WorldFish Center Working Paper
Worlds Poultry Science Journal 0043-9339
Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes 1755-4217
Wound Healing Southern Africa 1998-8885
Wound Repair and Regeneration 1067-1927
WRC Report
Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences 1007-1202