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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. To signup simply click on the register button below for the relevant webinar:

Date
Session title
Duration
Description
Signup

30th March
2016

08.30 (BST)

Improve literature reviews using CAB Abstracts & Global Health (EbscoHost)

30 minutes

This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the EbscoHost platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabularly to improve precision.

 Register fro the webinar

30th March
2016

16.00 (BST)

Improve literature reviews  using CAB Abstracts & Global Health (EbscoHost)

30 minutes

This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the EbscoHost platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex using database searches to improve the relvancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabularly to improve prescision.

 Register fro the webinar

27th April
2016

08.30 (BST)

 Improve literature reviews  using CAB Abstracts & Global Health (Ovid)

30 minutes

This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the Ovid platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabularly to improve precision.

 Register fro the webinar

27th April
2016

16.00 (BST)

Improve literature reviews  using CAB Abstracts & Global Health (Ovid)

30 minutes

This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the Ovid platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex using database searches to improve the relvancy of results and literature reviews. This will include metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabularly to improve prescision.

 Register fro the webinar

25th May
2016

08.30 (BST)

Librarian 101; introduction to subscriber services

30 minutes

Aimed at librarian staff and resource managers this webinar will demonstrate the various support materials available to promote and assess database usage. This will include an overview of the subscriber services portal demonstrating how to download the latest Counter4 usage statistics.

 Register fro the webinar

25th May
2016

16.00 (BST)

Librarian 101; introduction to subscriber services

30 minutes

Aimed at librarian staff and resource managers this webinar will demonstrate the various support materials available to promote and assess database usage. This will include an overview of the subscriber services portal demonstrating how to download the latest Counter4 usage statistics. 

 Register fro the webinar

27th July
2016


08.30 (BST)

The power of datasheets

30 minutes

In this free webinar we will introduce the various features found in our CABI datasheets. This webinar will be most relevant for users of our compendia products. Demonstrating the various benefits, this session will show users how to assess distribution data, download distribution maps and generate your own personal datasheet reports.

 Register fro the webinar

27th July
2016

16.00 (BST)

 The power of datasheets

30 minutes

In this free webinar we will introduce the various features found in our CABI datasheets. This webinar will be most relevant for users of our compendia products. Demonstrating the various benefits, this session will show users how to assess distribution data, download distribution maps and generate your own personal datasheet reports.

 Register fro the webinar

28th Sept
2016

08.30 (BST)

 CAB Direct - introducing the next generation platform

 

30 minutes

 

Join CABI’s training session which will introduce the next generation of the CAB Direct platform that launched in 2016. CABI has worked with development partners from across academia and industry to develop a platform that is designed around researchers workflows to help improve common database tasks. This webinar will walkthrough a platform search across the CAB Abstracts and Global Health database to demonstrate new key features including improved search and refine options, new visulisations tools and a project workspace to help track work progress.

 Register fro the webinar

28th Sept
2016

16.00 (BST)

  CAB Direct - introducing the next generation platform

30 minutes

Join CABI’s training session which will introduce the next generation of the CAB Direct platform that launched in 2016. CABI has worked with development partners from across academia and industry to develop a platform that is designed around researchers workflows to help improve common database tasks. This webinar will walkthrough a platform search across the CAB Abstracts and Global Health database to demonstrate new key features including improved search and refine options, new visulisations tools and a project workspace to help track work progress.

 Register fro the webinar

26th Oct
2016

08.30 (GMT)

Let the database do the work - time-saving tips 
(CAB Direct)

 30 minutes

This webinar is for all users of the CAB Direct platform and will introduce some time saving tips when looking for relevant research. Using the personalised workspace (MyCABDirect) we will show you how to easily create complex searches, create automatic updates of new content and export records to reference management systems.

 Register fro the webinar

26th Oct
2016

16.00 (GMT)

Let the database do the work - time-saving tips 
(CAB Direct)

 30 minutes

This webinar is for all users of the CAB Direct platform and will introduce some time saving tips when looking for relevant research. Using the personalised workspace (MyCABDirect) we will show you how to easily create complex searches, create automatic updates of new content and export records to reference management systems.

 Register fro the webinar

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)

PDF logo

AHPC training video

Animal Science Database

PDF logo

Animal Science Database training videos

AgBiotechNet

PDF logo Environmental impact training videos 

Aquaculture compendium


PDF logo
Aquaculture Compendium training videos

CAB Abstracts (CAB Direct) - Simple searching

PDF logo CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (CAB Direct) - Advanced searching

PDF logo CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (CAB Direct) - Multiterm searching

  CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (CAB Direct) - Full text

PDF logo  

CAB Abstracts (CAB Direct) - Exporting records

  CAB Direct training videos

CAB Abstracts (CAB Direct) - MyCABDirect

PDF logo 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 eBooks

PDF logo

CABeBooks training videos

CAB Reviews

PDF logo  

CABI Choice collections : Librarian portal

PDF logo  

CABI Choice collections : Patron portal

PDF logo  

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 (CAB Direct) - Simple searching

PDF logo CAB Direct training videos

Global Health (CAB Direct) - Advanced searching

PDF logo CAB Direct training videos

Global Health (CAB Direct) - Full text

PDF logo  

Global Health (CAB Direct) - MyCABDirect

PDF logo CAB Direct training videos

Global Health (OvidSP) - Simple searching

PDF logo  

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

PDF logo  

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.

 

Pусский (Russian)
Product
User guide

CAB Abstracts - Simple searching

Userguide

CAB Abstracts - Advanced searching

Userguide

CAB Direct -  MyCABDirect & Full text

Userguide

 

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

Webinars

 

Date
Session title
Description
Presentation
download

25th Feb
2015

Improve literature reviews using CAB Abstracts & Global Health (EbscoHost)

This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the EbscoHost platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabularly to improve precision.

 

 

 

28th April
2015

 Improve literature reviews  using CAB Abstracts & Global Health (OvidSP)

This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the OvidSP platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabularly to improve precision.

 

27th May
2015

Librarian 101; introduction to subscriber services

Aimed at librarian staff and resource managers this webinar will demonstrate the various support materials available to promote and assess database usage. This will include a overview of the subscriber services portal demonstrating how to download the latest Counter4 usage statistics. 

 

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24th June
08.30 (BST)

The power of datasheets

In this free webinar we will introduce the various features found in our CABI datasheets. This webinar will be most relevant for users of our compendia products. Demonstrating the various benefits, this session will show users how to assess distribution data, download distribution maps and generate your own personal datasheet reports.

 

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22nd Sept
2015

 Improve literature reviews  using CAB Direct

This webinar is for academics and researchers that use the platform to search CAB Abstracts & Global Health Databases. Attendees will learn how to conduct more complex database searches to improve the relevancy of results and literature reviews. This will include an introduction to metadata fields specific to CABI and the use of our controlled vocabulary to improve precision.

 

 

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11th Nov 2015

Let the database do the work - time-saving tips 
(CAB Direct)

This webinar is for all users of the CAB Direct platform and will introduce some time saving tips when looking for relevant research. Using the personalised workspace (MyCABDirect) we will show you how to easily create complex searches, create automatic updates of new content and export records to reference management systems.

 

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