CAB Abstracts

CAB Abstracts (external link) is produced by CAB International and consists of more then 5 million bibliographical entries and abstracts from over 9,500 journals, books and conference proceedings on the following subjects:

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Veterinary Sciences
  • Forestry Sciences
  • Food Sciences
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Plant Genetics
  • Nutrition Sciences


CAB Abstracts is included in the search interface of  the Web of Science Core Collection and can therefore be searched together with other databases. If you want to search the CABI-Thesaurus, you need to choose explicitly the CAB-abstracts database (Web of Science does not have a controlled vocabulary).


Access to this database is restricted to the domain due to licensing reasons. The CAB Thesaurus (external link) is freely accessible and allows the retrieval of (at least partly) multilingual terms in a controlled vocabulary. If you have any technical problems or questions about access rights, please contact the Database Helpdesk.


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