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About CAB Direct

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.


New CAB Direct interface due to go live July 5!

Thank you for your comments and help with testing the Beta version of the new CAB Direct platform

An important reminder that on 5 July the new version of CAB Direct  goes live on the url.

The change will be automatic and your access will continue to work. All of your institutional account settings will remain the same as now.

If you  have  an existing  personal MyCABDirect account your saved searches, your saved records and your email alerts  will be automatically migrated to a new My CABI personal account for the new interface. Your username will remain the same, you will simply need to reset your password.

If you have any questions please contact us at

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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