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May 27 2016

Over 11 million applied life sciences abstracts carefully selected by our team of experts and continually updated every week.



In addition to our database CABI produces a number of unique resources, take a look:

Gateway to the world's applied life sciences


Gateway to the world's applied life sciences

CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. CAB Direct provides a convenient, single point of access to all of your CABI database subscriptions.


May 2016: New CAB Direct Beta version now available for testing!

Dear Customers and Users of CAB Direct -

Please take a look at the new version of CAB Direct at, now in Beta Release!

Designed around the way researchers work, the new platform has new features and an updated look and feel to help you get more out of the literature.

You can test the new Beta at  with the same access credentials you use now.

We welcome your comments and feedback, please let us know about your experience on the new Beta!

Hand picked and carefully sorted (CABI Blog)


Visit our training page for tips on how to use the CAB Direct platform. If you still have questions, our dedicated staff are always ready to help, please email

Handy tip : Identifying systematic reviews can sometimes be difficult.  The “Evidence based research” facet is now available under Refine Results and is designed to filter your search results to systematic reviews and meta-analyses. Apply this filter after you search to view only results drawn from evidence based literature.

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