CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts is a bibliographic database compiled by CAB International. The following subjects are covered:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Economics
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Animal Production
  • Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
  • Biotechnology
  • Crop Protection
  • Dairy Science and Technology
  • Forestry, Forest Products and Agroforestry
  • Human Nutrition
  • Leisure, Recreation and Tourism
  • Medical and Veterinary Parasitology
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Issues
  • Plant Breeding, Crop Production and Horticulture
  • Soil Science, Land/Water Management and Fertilizer Technology
  • Rural Development
  • Veterinary Medicine

Also includes CAB Abstracts Plus, which provides direct links to full text content from CAB records. It includes hard to find conference proceedings, reports and journals. Full details are available from title lists on the CABI website.

CAB Abstracts Plus also includes:

  • CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources
  • CAB Reviews Archive – including reviews published between 1973 and 2003
  • Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases – including new and historic maps back to 1942
  • Distribution Maps of Plant Pests – including new and historic maps back to 1951
  • Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria

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Date range

1910 to the present, updated monthly.



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