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Over 10 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.



In 2010 CABI celebrated 100 years of publishing expertise in the applied life sciences. Behind CAB Direct sits an exceptional team of experts
, working hard to keep up-to-date on the latest research, and ensuring even the most hard-to-find material makes its way onto our database. Our technology partners Semantico and our product development and IT teams are passionate about information delivery. We like to ensure that our information is as accessible as possible, on platforms that are easy and interesting to use and we are continually improving CAB Direct in response to customer feedback.


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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