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Resources for Database Users

Resources for Database Users

Our resource area for database users offers a variety of CABI database user guides, arranged according to search interface, and product.  The files can be viewed online, by clicking on the link, or they can be downloaded and saved locally. CABI's training service also provides remote webinar sessions and on-site training courses for all subscription customers. For further information contact your CABI sales representative or email our training team on training@cabi.org

Register for our free webinars!

We have a schedule of online webinars to help our customers operate our products and learn various features and functionality across a range of platforms. These sessions focus on the best ways to conduct various common workflows and tasks faced by academics and researchers.

 

We will be announcing our 2017 webinar schedule soon, so check back here for updates!

Below is an alphabetical list of CABI products with links to userguides and training videos if available produced in English language. Each userguide is available in PDF format for download and most training videos are hosted on CABI's YouTube channel. Please feel free to use, download and link to these resources via your institutions systems or intranet.

Product
Userguide
Training videos

Animal Health & Production Compendium (AHPC)

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AHPC training video

Animal Science Database

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Animal Science Database training videos

AgBiotechNet

PDF logo Environmental impact training videos 

Aquaculture compendium


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Aquaculture Compendium training videos

CAB Abstracts (on new CAB Direct) - Simple searching

PDF logo CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (on new CAB Direct) - Advanced searching

PDF logo CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (on new CAB Direct) - Refining results using facets

  CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (on new CAB Direct) - Selecting and exporting records

  CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (on new CAB Direct) - Finding similar records

  CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (on new CAB Direct) - Highlighting and annotating

  CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (OvidSP) - Simple searching

PDF logo OvidSP training video

CAB Abstracts (OvidSP) - Phrase searching for simple searches

  OvidSP training video


CAB Abstracts (OvidSP) - Advanced searching

PDF logo OvidSP training video

CAB Abstracts (OvidSP) - Refining searches

  OvidSP training video

CAB Abstracts (EbscoHost) - Simple searching

  EBSCOHost training video

CAB Abstracts (EbscoHost) - Advanced searching

PDF logo EBSCOHost training video

CAB Abstracts (Web of Knowledge) - Simple searching

  Web of Knowledge


CAB Abstracts (Web of Knowledge) - Advanced searching

PDF logo Web of Knowledge

CAB Direct Quick Guide (for new CAB Direct) 

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CAB eBooks

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CABeBooks training videos

CAB Reviews

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CABI Choice collections : Librarian portal

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CABI Choice collections : Patron portal

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Crop Protection Compendium (CPC)

PDF logo CPC training videos

Distribution Maps of Plant Disease (DMPD)

PDF logo DMPD training videos

Distribution Maps of Plant Pests (DMPP)

PDF logo DMPP training videos

Descriptions of Fungi & Bacteria (DFB)

PDF logo DFB training videos

Environmental Impact

PDF logo Environmental impact training videos

Forestry Compendium

PDF logo Forestry Compendium training videos

Forest Science Database

PDF logo Forest Science Database video

Global Health (OvidSP) - Simple searching

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Global Health (OvidSP) - Advanced searching

PDF logo OvidSP training video

Global Health (EbscoHost) - Simple searching

  EBSCOHost training video

Global Health (EbscoHost) - Advanced searching

PDF logo EBSCOHost training video

Global Health (Web of Knowledge) - Advanced searching

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Horticultural Science (NEW!)

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InfoTree

PDF logo InfoTree training videos

Invasive Species Compendium

PDF logo ISC training videos

Leisure Tourism Database

PDF logo

Leisure Tourism Database

Nutrition & Food Sciences Database

PDF logo Nutrition & Food Science Database training videos

VetMed Resource

PDF logo VMR training videos

To help our global customer base we have started to create support materials in foreign languages. Please click on the links below to view each relevant resource.

 

Française
Product
Training videos

Aquaculture Compendium

Aquaculture Compendium training videos
Español
Product
Training videos

Invasive Species Compendium (ISC)

ISC training videos
Português
Product
Training videos

Crop Protection Compendium (CPC)

CPC training videos

Identifying systematic reviews can sometimes be quite difficult. So, to make this process easier we've put together some useful resources to help you with your systematic reviews on CABI's databases.

 

Filter for systematic reviews and meta-analyses for CAB Abstracts and Global Health on the OVID platform

This document offers guidance for subscribers to CAB Abstracts and Global Health databases on the OVID SP platform. Download PDF

 

Subject Codes List

This list will be useful to anyone searching CAB Abstracts, Global Health or any of the associated database subset products, including the various Internet Resources.

All database records include a searchable Subject Codes field.  The Subject Code field is used to code for broad subject areas within the database and, as such, can be a useful search tool when combined with other keywords and codes.  The Subject Code field is also used to code for specific types of full text content, and can be used to identify non-database, full text content such as journal articles, reviews or CAB eBooks.  The two character codes are searched using the appropriate field tag, as in the following examples:

CAB Direct: sc:0f
OvidSP: 0C.SS.
SilverPlatter: 3R in SC

Download PDF

CABICODES

These codes are very useful for searching on more more complex subjects that are hard to define in database searches. Download the CABICODES list,

Basic search techniques

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 - Powerpoint