CAB Abstracts

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CAB Abstracts, located on the CAB Direct platform, is an index of research in the applied life sciences. It indexes more than 10,000 sources, including international peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, academic books, and technical reports. Subject areas covered include:

  • Agriculture, including animal production and welfare, horticulture, crop science and protection, applied economics, and rural studies;
  • Animal and veterinary sciences, including animal nutrition, entomology, aquaculture, and equine science;
  • Environmental sciences, including ecology and climate change, forestry, soil science, and hydrology;
  • Human health, food, and nutrition, including food science and communicable diseases;
  • Leisure and tourism;
  • Microbiology and parasitology, including mycology, bacteriology, and virology;
  • Plant sciences, including biotechnology, plant protection, and crop science



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Dates covered

1973 - present.

Type of coverage

Citations with indexing and abstracts, with some full-text content.  

Producer/content provider

CAB International

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

CABI Publishing