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CAB Abstracts

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

Now with over 9.1 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 435,000 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

The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 9.1 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 October 2018.


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  • instant access to over 9.1 million records (with almost 350,000 records added last year)
  • over 435,000 FULL TEXT journal articles, conference papers and reports 
  • 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




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 
  • production
  • feeding
  • husbandry
  • breeding
  • genetics and health of cultured fish
  • crustaceans
  • molluscs
  • other aquaculture species
  • 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

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  

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 
  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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

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 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

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 
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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 

All aspects of postharvest research, from harvesting the crop up to the initial stages of processing.

  • 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 
  • 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
ACIAR Final Reports
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2168-0485
ACTA Apicola Brasilica 2358-2375
Acta Brasiliensis 2526-432X
Acta Economica et Turistica 1849-921X
Acta Medica Transilvanica 2285-7079
Actas Iberoamericanas de Conservación Animal 2253-9727
Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Ziraat Fakültesi Dergisi 1304-7787
Advances in Agricultural Science 2588-3801
Advances in Biology & Earth Sciences 2520-2847
Advances in Public Health 2356-6868
Advances in Technology Innovation 2415-0436
African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry 1996-0840
Afrika Focus 0772-084X
Agricultural Economics and Rural Development
Agrin: Jurnal Penelitian Pertanian 1410-0029
AgroEkonomika (Serbia) 0350-5928
AGROFOR International Journal 2490-3434
Agronomy 2073-4395
Agroscope Transfer 2296-7222
AIMS Environmental Science 2372-0344
Alanya Academic Review 2547-9733
Algerian Journal of Natural Products 2353-0391
Alpine Entomology 2535-0889
Ambiente y Desarrollo 0121-7607
Annales de lINRGREF 1737-0515
Annals of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development 2353-4362
Annals of International Medical and Dental Research 2395-2814
Annals of Jinnah Sindh Medical University 2409-7381
APMB, Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Medico Biologiche 1828-6550
Applied Tourism 2448-3524
Aquatic Sciences and Engineering 2602-473X
Archaea 1472-3646
Arctic Science 2368-7460
Asian Journal of Agriculture and Biology 2307-8553
Aspirator - Journal of Vector-Borne Diseases Studies 2085-4102
Bali Medical Journal 2302-2914
BIO Web of Conferences 2117-4458
Biotechnologia Acta 2410-7751
Biotropika 2302-7282
BMC Zoology 2056-3132
Boletín de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles 0212-9426
Bornimer Agrartechnische Berichte 0947-7314
Buletin Penelitian Tanaman Rempah dan Obat / Bulletin of Research on Spice and Medicinal Crops 0215-0824
CABI Impact Case Study Series
CABI Research Brief Series
Case Studies in the Environment 2473-9510
Central Asian Journal of Global Health 2166-7403
Compendio de Ciencias Veterinarias 2225-5214
COMU Journal of Agriculture Faculty 2147-8384
Contemporary Trends in Geoscience 2084-5707
Contextos da Alimentação 2238-4200
Current Medical Mycology 2423-3439
Current Opinion in Virology 1879-6257
Current Plant Biology 2214-6628
Current Pollution Reports 2198-6592
Current Topics in Biochemical Research 0972-4583
Current Topics in Pharmacology 0972-4559
Current Topics in Phytochemistry 0972-4796
Current Topics in Virology 0972-4591
Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education 2574-2981
Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi) 1978-3728
Earth Systems and Environment 2509-9426
Ecocycles 2416-2140
Ecologica Montenegrina 2337-0173
Economics of Disasters and Climate Change 2511-1280
Ecotrophic: Journal of Environmental Science / Ecotrophic: Jurnal Ilmu Lingkungan 1907-5626
Egyptian Academic Journal of Biological Sciences - Botany 2090-3812
E-Jurnal Matematika 2303-1751
Elderly Health Journal 2423-6179
Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 2325-1026
Energy for Sustainable Development 0973-0826
Engineering in Agriculture, Environment and Food 1881-8366
Engineering Journal of Wuhan University 1671-8844
Enlightening Tourism: A Pathmaking Journal (ET) 2174-548X
Environmental Protection and Natural Resources / Ochrona Srodowiska i Zasobów Naturalnych 2353-8589
Environmental Technology & Innovation 2352-1864
Epidemiologia e Serviços de Saúde 1679-4974
ETOP Bulletin
FAO Agricultural Development Economics Working Paper 2521-1838
FAO Commodity and Trade Policy Research Working Paper
Forest Engineering 1006-8023
Frontiers in Immunology 1664-3224
Fundamental and Applied Agriculture 2518-2021
Fungal Systematics and Evolution 2589-3823
Genes 2073-4425
Genetics & Applications 2566-2937
Global Journal of Environmental Science and Management 2383-3572
Health Promotion Perspectives
Horticultural Plant Journal 2095-9885
Hungarian Geographical Bulletin 2064-5031
IFAD Research Series
Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry 0971-1627
Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention 2088-0197
Indonesian Journal of Entomology 1829-7722
Indonesian Journal of Medicine 2549-0265
Industria: Jurnal Teknologi dan Manajemen Agroindustri 2252-7877
Innovation in Woodworking Industry and Engineering Design 2367-6663
International Agricultural Journal 2587-6740
International Food & Meat Topics 2398-9017
International Journal of Biology Research 2310-9564
International Journal of Entomological Research 2310-3906
International Journal of Healthcare & Biomedical Research 2319-7072
International Journal of Phytocosmetics and Natural Ingredients 2374-0639
International Journal of Water Resources and Arid Environments 2079-7079
International Journal of Water Resources and Environmental Engineering 2141-6613
Iranian Journal of Seed Research 2383-1251
Italian Botanist 2531-4033
Izvestiya Vuzov. Prikladnaya Khimiya i Biotekhnologiya 2227-2925
Journal - American Water Works Association 0003-150X
Journal of African Studies and Development 2141-2189
Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences 2410-1060
Journal of Animal & Natural Resource Law
Journal of Animal Science Researches 2008-5125
Journal of Biological Researches / Berkala Penelitian Hayati 0852-6834
Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts 2369-9698
Journal of Ecological Engineering 2299-8993
Journal of Engineering & Processing Management 1840-4774
Journal of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development 2476-6267
Journal of Environmental Health Engineering 2383-3211
Journal of Epidemiology and Public Health 2549-0273
Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 1365-2753
Journal of Food Science and Technology (Beijing) 2095-6002
Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 2070-1845
Journal of Graduate School of Natural and Applied Sciences of Mehmet Akif Ersoy University 1309-2243
Journal of Health & Pollution 2156-9614
Journal of Health Policy and Management 2549-0281
Journal of Health Promotion and Behavior 2549-1172
Journal of Health Sciences (Londrina) 2447-8938
Journal of Hill Agriculture 0976-7606
Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 0042-790X
Journal of Insect Biodiversity and Systematics 2423-8112
Journal of Knowledge & Health 1735-577X
Journal of Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University 2231-4261
Journal of Maternal and Child Health 2549-0257
Journal of Melittology 2325-4467
Journal of Natural and Environmental Resources Management 2086-4639
Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 2213-0780
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy 2141-2502
Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health 1975-8375
Journal of Rural Development and Agriculture 2518-8232
Journal of Social Work Education and Practice 2456-2068
Journal of Solar Energy 2356-7635
Journal of Spectral Imaging 2040-4565
Journal of the Institute of Science and Technology 2146-0574
Journal of the Selva Andina Biosphere 2308-3867
Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts 1985-8914
Journal of Tropical Resources and Sustainable Science 2462-2389
Journal of Urban Ecology 2058-5543
Jurnal Kefarmasian Indonesia 2085-675X
Jurnal Kesehatan Komunitas / Journal of Community Health 2088-7612
Jurnal Ners 1858-3598
Khyber Medical University Journal 2305-2643
KIT Working Paper Series - Sustainable Economic Development
Kocatepe Veterinary Journal 1308-1594
La Granja: Revista de Ciencias de la Vida 1390-3799
Lancet Planetary Health 2542-5196
Lignocellulose 2322-1577
LimnoFish: Journal of Limnology and Freshwater Fisheries Research 2148-9300
Living World 1029-3299
Majalah Ilmiah Biologi Biosfera 0853-1625
Malaysian Journal of Veterinary Research
Marine Biodiversity Records 1755-2672
Marine Science and Technology Bulletin 2147-9666
Marketing & Tourism Review 2525-8176
Media Konservasi 0215-1677
Mediterranean Botany 2603-9109
Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering and Technology 0254-7821
Microbial Biosystems 2357-0326
Microbiology Spectrum 2165-0497
Mol 1133-3669
mSystems 2379-5077
Mus Alparslan University Journal of Science 2147-7930
Mycosphere 2077-7019
National Journal of Medical and Allied Sciences 2293-9192
Natural and Engineering Sciences 2458-8989
Natural Products and Bioprospecting 2192-2195
Nature Sustainability 2398-9629
Online Türk Saglik Bilimleri Dergisi 2459-1467
Pakistan Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Research 2423-4486
Pharmacology Online 1827-8620
Plant Pathology & Quarantine 2229-2217
Policy Brief - Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy and Development
Public Health Research 2167-7263
RADS Journal of Biological Research & Applied Sciences 2305-8722
REACH Working Paper
Recreation, Parks and Tourism in Public Health 2474-1825
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability 2493-9439
Research in Pig Breeding 1802-7547
Revista Bio Ciencias 2007-3380
Revista Científica y Tecnológica UPSE 1390-7697
Revista Conexão UEPG 2238-7315
Revista Geama 2447-0740
Revista Internacional Interdisciplinar INTERthesis 1807-1384
Rhizosphere 2452-2198
Royal Society Open Science 2054-5703
RUDN Journal of Agronomy and Animal Industries 2312-797X
Russian Journal of Ecosystem Ecology 2500-0578
Salud i Ciencia 1667-8982
Science and Technology Indonesia 2580-4405
Social Behavior Research & Health 2538-4813
Sociedad y Ambiente 2007-6576
Solid Earth 1869-9510
Spanish Journal of Soil Science 2253-6574
Spor Bilimleri Arastirmalari Dergisi 2548-0723
Sportif Bakis: Spor ve Egitim Bilimleri Dergisi 2148-905X
Sriwijaya Journal of Environment 2527-4961
Stiinta Agricola 1857-0003
Thünen à la carte 2363-8052
Tierisch Dabei 2566-8331
Tobacco Induced Diseases 1617-9625
Todays Veterinary Nurse 2575-8365
Tourism and Hospitality International Journal 2183-0800
Trends in Entomology 0972-4761
Tropical Animal Science Journal 2615-787X
Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology 2148-127X
Türkiye Entomoloji Bülteni 2146-975X
Türkiye Tarimsal Arastirmalar Dergisi 2148-2306
UK-Vet Equine 2516-0583
UTCiencia 1390-6909
Veterinarski zurnal Republike Srpska 1840-2887
Veterinary and Animal Science 2451-943X
Veterinary Sciences 2306-7381
VFRC Reports
Vietnam Journal of Science, Technology and Engineering 2525-2461
Wheat and Barley Research 2249-4065
YIIFSWA Working Paper Series
Zeszyty Naukowe Szkoly Glównej Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego w Warszawie - Problemy Rolnictwa Swiatowego 2081-6960