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CAB Abstracts

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

Now with 8.8 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 CABI's own platform www.cabdirect.org

The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 8.8 million records* from 1973 onwards, with almost 350,000 records added last year. Its coverage of the applied life sciences includes agriculture, environment, leisure/tourism, 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 November 2017.

 

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  • instant access to over 8.7 million records
  • almost 350,000 records added last 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
La Calera 1998-7846
Lab Animal 0093-7355
LaboratoriumsMedizin - Journal of Laboratory Medicine 0342-3026
Laboratory Animal Research 1738-6055
Laboratory Animals 0023-6772
Laboratory Investigation 0023-6837
Laboratory Medicine 0007-5027
Lake & Reservoir Management 0743-8141
Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management 1320-5331
Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds 1844-6477
Lalahan Hayvancilik Arastirma Enstitüsü Dergisi 1016-877X
Lancet (British edition) 0140-6736
Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology 2213-8587
Lancet Global Health 2214-109X
Lancet Infectious Diseases 1473-3099
Lancet Oncology 1470-2045
Lancet Respiratory Medicine 2213-2600
Land 2073-445X
Land Degradation & Development 1085-3278
Land Economics 0023-7639
Land Economy, Environment and Society Working Paper Series - SRUC
Land Management Handbook - British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Land Tenure Journal 2079-715X
Land Use Policy 0264-8377
Landbauforschung 0458-6859
Landscape and Urban Planning 0169-2046
Landscape Architecture and Art 2255-8632
Landscape Ecology 0921-2973
Landscape Online 1865-1542
Landscape Research 0142-6397
Landslides 1612-510X
Landtechnik 0023-8082
Landwards 1363-8300
Large Animal Review 1124-4593
LARNet - The Cyber Journal of Applied Leisure and Recreation Research
Laryngoscope 0023-852X
Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 0718-560X
Law, Environment and Development Journal 1746-5893
Lazaroa 0210-9778
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire - Équine 1767-5081
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Canine - Féline 1637-3065
Le Nouveau Praticien Vétérinaire Élevages et Santé 1777-7232
Le Pharmacien Hospitalier & Clinicien 2211-1042
Learning & Behavior 1543-4494
Lebanese Medical Journal 0023-9852
Lebensmittel- & Biotechnologie 0254-9298
Lebensmittel-Technologie 0256-6575
Legume Research 0250-5371
Leisure Management 0266-9102
Leisure Sciences 0149-0400
Leisure Studies 0261-4367
Leisure/Loisir 1492-7713
Lejeunia 0457-4184
Leprosy Review 0305-7518
Les Cahiers du GREThA - Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théorique et Appliquée
Les/Wood 0024-1067
Lesne Prace Badawcze 1732-9442
Lesovedenie 0024-1148
Letters in Applied Microbiology 0266-8254
Leukemia 0887-6924
Leukemia and Lymphoma 1042-8194
Leukemia Research 0145-2126
Levante Agricola 0457-6039
LGBT Health 2325-8292
Liaoning Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1000-1719
Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Services 0024-2667
Libyan Journal of Medicine 1993-2820
Lichenologist 0024-2829
Life Sciences 0024-3205
Life: The Excitement of Biology 2325-081X
Lifesciences Leaflets 2277-4297
Lifetime Data Analysis 1380-7870
Lilloa 0075-9481
Limnologica - Ecology and Management of Inland Waters 0075-9511
Limnological Review 1642-5952
Limnology 1439-8621
Limnology and Oceanography 0024-3590
Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 1541-5856
Lindbergia 0105-0761
LINK Natural Products Digest 1391-8869
Lipid Insights 1178-6353
Lipid Technology 0956-666X
Lipids 0024-4201
Lipids in Health and Disease 1476-511X
Listy Cukrovarnické a Reparské 1210-3306
Liver International 1478-3223
Livestock 2053-0862
Livestock Research for Rural Development 0121-3784
Livestock Science 1871-1413
Local Environment 1354-9839
Lohmann Information 1617-2906
Loisir et Société 0705-3436
Louisiana Agriculture 0024-6735
Low Carbon Economy 2158-7000
LSE Health Working Paper Series in Health and Economics 2047-8879
Lucrari Stiintifice - Medicina Veterinara, Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara Ion Ionescu de la Brad Iasi 1454-7406
Lucrari Stiintifice - Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole a Banatului Timisoara, Medicina Veterinara 1221-5295
Lucrari Stiintifice - Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole si Medicina Veterinara, Seria Zootehnie 1454-7368
Lucrari Stiintifice, Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole Si Medicina Veterinara a Banatului, Timisoara, Seria I, Management Agricol 1453-1410
Lucrari Stiintifice, Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole Si Medicina Veterinara Ion Ionescu de la Brad Iasi, Seria Agronomie 1454-7414
Lucrari Stiintifice, Universitatea de Stiinte Agricole Si Medicina Veterinara Ion Ionescu de la Brad Iasi, Seria Horticultura 1454-7376
Luminescence 1522-7235
Luna Azul 1909-2474
Lundellia 1097-993X
Lung 0341-2040
Lung India 0970-2113
LWT - Food Science and Technology 0023-6438