CAB Abstracts Archive


During the early half of the 20th century an incredible amount of valuable research took place - research that is still relevant today. CABI was there, capturing this research and publishing it in printed abstract journals. Today, the information we captured between 1910 and 1972 stretches to over 600 printed volumes - making it almost impossible for anyone to search effectively. The creation of the CAB Abstracts Archive changed that. The Archive is a fully searchable database created from those 600 printed volumes. Containing over 1.8 million records on agriculture, veterinary science, nutrition and the environment, the Archive brings the science of the early 20th century to the desktops of modern researchers.

CAB Abstracts Archive helps researchers to:

  • build on earlier scientific work
  • learn from past mistakes
  • learn from past techniques
  • assess long-term trends and changes
  • access valuable research about rare and infrequent events
  • find 'missing' pieces of research
  • gain insights into the past 

Learning from the past...informing the future
Very often key scientific issues affecting the world are cyclical - popping up over and over again throughout the decades. If researchers utilize this past information in their research, they can often get a more complete picture or find a new direction.
Topics that are relevant today that the archive covers include:
Biodiversity / Pest Control / Environmental pollution / Animal disease (including zoonotic diseases) / Nutrition / Food production / Managing natural resources / Plant and animal breeding

Delivery Platforms
Thomson Web of Knowledge
CAB Direct (CABI's own platform)

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