(3 January 2018) The CAB Direct platform, which provides a single point of access to all of CABI’s databases, was rated as “highly recommended” for undergraduates, researchers, faculty members, technical programme students, professionals and practitioners in the March 2017 issue of CHOICE magazine. The platform has now won a CHOICE magazine ‘Outstanding Academic Title’ award 2017.
CABI’s databases include CAB Abstracts (the leading English bibliographic information service providing access to the world’s applied life sciences literature) and Global Health (giving researchers and students unparalleled access to the world’s relevant public health research and practice).
CAB Direct now provides access to over 12 million bibliographic references (including more than 416,000 full-text articles) as well as conference papers and reports published in 120 countries.
CHOICE magazine’s editor and publisher, Mark Cummings, said the ‘Outstanding Academic Title’ awards recognise: “Outstanding works for their excellence in presentation and scholarship, the significance of their contribution to the field, their originality and value as an essential treatment of their subject, and significance in building undergraduate collections”.
Before launching the new CAB Direct platform in July 2016, CABI worked with development partners across academia and industry to design a platform around the way researchers work. CAB Direct has completely new features to help researchers get more out of the literature and has a more intuitive user experience.
The CHOICE review includes that: “Searching is intuitive and documents load quickly. The online CAB Thesaurus provides a controlled vocabulary of almost 2.5 million descriptive terms in English and all major European languages. A well-developed help guide enables researchers to enhance their skills in constructing search strategies. Researchers can organize their search activities in project files and highlight, annotate, and share them with others”.
To request a free trial of CAB Abstracts or Global Health on the CAB Direct platform, please contact [email protected].