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About CAB Direct

CAB Direct is CABI's electronic platform delivering access to over 10 million abstracts across the applied life sciences. Coverage includes our leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health, and databases from our Internet Resources and Abstract Journals.

CAB Direct provides a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions.
Through CAB Direct's innovative platform you and your users have access to:

  •     over 10 million bibliographic records
  •     over 200,000 full text articles hosted by CABI
  •     many other authoritative reviews, news articles and reports

CAB Direct has a clean, simple design and a google-like search functionality to enable you and your users to find what you need quickly and easily.

CAB Direct uses the CAB Thesaurus, the extensive online index of CABI terms for searching - you can send your search query to CAB Thesaurus and back to CAB Direct at a click of a button to pinpoint the precise information that you require.

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We hope you like CAB Direct but understand some questions or issues may arise. If you encounter any problems with accessing or using this site, or have any questions please contact us at and we will be happy to help.

If you have any comments about this platform and wish to make suggestions for improvements please contact:

Cristina Ashby, Head of Platform Development, tel: +44 (0) 1491 829 410,

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