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Welcome to CAB Direct

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.

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  • save records
  • create projects
  • create email alerts
  • highlight and annotate records

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Stay organized Create projects to help you
  • organize your searches and records
  • track your activities in a project
Analyse Using our new visualization tools you can
  • analyse your search results
  • easily browse CABI data
Highlight and annotate Using our new highlighting and annotation tool you can
  • highlight and annotate records
  • export annotations
Browse and filtering tools You can browse through
  • authors
  • topics
Search records Powerful search features help you to
  • find similar records
  • combine facets with boolean logic