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CABI to create the world’s first global burden of crop pests and diseases

(12 June 2019) CABI has received a US $200,000 grant from the Grand Challenges program, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to begin an ambitious undertaking to capture and measure the global impacts of crop pests and diseases with the ultimate aim of helping to improve global food security. Data and knowledge management […]


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CAB Thesaurus 2017 edition – largest in the world

(1 August 2017)  The widely acclaimed CAB Thesaurus has received a major update for the 2017 edition, making it easier to access the world’s largest source of terminology covering the applied life sciences. The search tool now provides a controlled vocabulary resource approaching 2.7 million descriptive terms. CAB Thesaurus content has increased significantly since the […]


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CABI – SciDev.Net merger creates stronger organisation for sustainable development

(18 July 2017) CABI and SciDev.Net have agreed to merge, creating a stronger and more diverse combined organisation to help boost their shared mission to improve lives around the world. CABI is an intergovernmental, not-for-profit organisation that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. […]


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Updated CAB Thesaurus approaches 2.5 million terms

(24 August 2016) The 2016 edition of CAB Thesaurus – the largest source of terminology covering the applied life sciences – was published today. It provides a controlled vocabulary resource of nearly 2.5 million descriptive terms. CAB Thesaurus is an essential tool for academic, corporate and government librarians, who need to navigate, retrieve and index […]


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CABI launches open access book programme

(21 July 2016) Scientific publisher, CABI, has launched Open Books. This new programme supports authors and collaborating organisations wishing to publish open access books across a wide range of subject areas within applied life sciences and sustainable tourism. As an international not-for-profit organisation, CABI aims to improve people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying […]


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CAB Direct reaches 11 million record milestone

(26 March 2015)  Global academic publisher, CABI, today announced its bibliographic platform CAB Direct has reached the milestone of 11 million records. CABI’s in-house platform, CAB Direct, hosts CAB Abstracts the leading English language bibliographic database covering the applied life sciences. Updated weekly, CAB Direct now offers over 11 million records dating back more than […]


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Global Health database from CABI hits 2 million records

Global Health, the only specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database dedicated to public health research and practice, now has over 2 million records. Derived from over 6,000 journals, reports, books and conferences, the open serials policy and coverage of international and grey literature mean that over 50 percent of the serials in Global Health are […]


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If you’re not searching CAB Abstracts you could be missing 30% of the essential veterinary literature

A new study of the coverage of veterinary journals in bibliographic databases has shown that no search of the veterinary literature is complete without reference to CAB Abstracts, the applied life sciences database. The study covered nine bibliographic databases and coverage was assessed using lists of journals produced by the database providers. For an extensive […]


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