CAB Abstracts on the Web of Science Platform.

Date of news item: 21 August 2015

Produced by CABI Publishing and available on the Thomson Reuters Web of Science platform, CAB Abstracts is the leading English language bibliographic information service providing access to over 7.9 million records on the world's applied life sciences literature.

Accessing CAB Abstracts on Web of Science means you can simultaneously search all other Web of Science resources your institution subscribes to. You can find complementary information on resources such as Web of Science Core Collection, FSTA - Food Science Technology Abstracts and BIOSIS Previews, while taking advantage of powerful tools such as cited reference searching. One common vocabulary within this platform enables your search terms to be matched to all relevant terms that may be categorized differently in other databases, delivering more complete and relevant results.

Key Features.

  • Unique Content: 52% of journals in CAB Abstracts not found in Web of Science and 62% not found in Biosis.
  • Global Coverage: Publications from over 120 countries in 50 languages are abstracted.
  • Comprehensive: Over 7.9 million records dating back over 40 years, including over 260, 000 full-text articles - 70% of which are not reliably available via electronic open access anywhere else.
  • Regular Updates: Over 360,000 records added each year.
  • Wide-ranging data sources: Information sources from over 10,000 academic journals, books, conference proceedings and reports specially selected by subject experts.

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