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CABI’s Human Sciences coverage goes back over 100 years and covers a variety of important areas of study and practice.

Our global health coverage gives researchers, students and public health practitioners access to relevant information to support evidence-based practice and academic and professional development. We cover key areas of global health including epidemiology,  public and community health, environmental and occupational health, nutrition, infectious diseases and parasitology, and tropical and international health.

Access to a healthy diet that includes high quality food sources is fundamental for maintaining and improving health. Nutrition and food issues such as obesity, food safety and food security have become increasingly topical worldwide as countries adapt to the globalisation of trade and spread of Western culture. Our resources continue to develop and provide researchers, students, and professionals with information and research on topics across the food supply chain including food safety, quality and composition; processing, preservation and storage; nutrition and disease; public health; nutritional physiology and biochemistry; and food policy and economics.

CABI makes 17,000 records open access to help fight coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus content on Global Health including research on epidemiology, prevention, and control of SARS and MERS, will be made open access as a way of contributing to the response to the outbreak.

CABI is also temporarily making content about animal coronaviruses from its CAB Abstracts database available through the same route, as its likely the virus originated in animals.

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International Year of the Nurse and Midwife

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Nurses and midwives play a vital role in delivering public health services globally, which is why we've highlighted some key research and resources to help with study and practice globally.

Global Health is dedicated to research on public health and includes over 62,000 records on nursing and midwifery. We've created a dedicated search here.

Written by nurses for nurses, our new book Antimicrobial Stewardship for Nursing Practice (published January 2020) explores drug-resistant infections and all aspects of antimicrobial stewardship. It provides a clear and concise approach to good practice in this vital area.

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Updated and refreshed, global Health now includes more than 3.2 million records - making it your go-to for the study and practice of national, regional and international public health.

Global Health Archive offers over 800,000 records on public health from out-of-print journals dating back to 1910.

A specialist resource covering human nutrition, food science, food technology and food economics. It provides a comprehensive view of the food chain and of the interactions between diet and health.
We also have a growing catalogue of CAB Reviews, Books and eBooks covering these subject areas.


CABI also publishes a wide range of Books and eBooks aimed at academics, students, practitioners and policy makers.

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