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If you’re not searching CAB Abstracts…
…you’re not searching the world
Did you know that your University Library now has access to the CAB Abstracts Database via CAB Direct?
CAB Abstracts contains full text for over 188,000* records made up of journal articles, conference papers and reports – 80% of which are not available electronically anywhere else. We have been shown to include information from more agricultural serials than any other database. The core subject areas covered by CAB Abstracts includes agriculture, animal and veterinary sciences, environmental sciences, human health, food and nutrition, microbiology and parasitology, plant sciences, soil sciences, genetics, applied economics and leisure and tourism
1. Database Overview: The most comprehensive database of its kind, CAB Abstracts gives researchers instant access to over 7.4 million records* from 1973 onwards, with over 350,000 abstracts added each year. Its coverage of the applied life sciences includes agriculture, environment, veterinary sciences, applied economics, food science and nutrition.
2. Roaming Passport: A Roaming Passport gives you access to CAB Abstracts when you are away from your institution, ideal for when you need to work from home or at a conference. By saving a Passport to your laptop, tablet or mobile device you can take CAB Abstracts with you wherever you go.
3. CAB Direct for mobile devices: Away from your PC or laptop? You can now access CAB Abstracts through your tablet or mobile phone and use it wherever you go. Ideal for when you need to access CAB Abstracts while on the move.
Make the most of CAB Abstracts – with our user guides and training materials we want you to get the most out of using CAB Abstracts, which is why we have put together a number of useful user guides including simple searching; advanced searching; limiting searching to Full Text; and MyCABDirect. Online training webinars are also available – take a look at our training calendar to find a webinar for your needs.
To access CABI’s agricultural databases, kindly visit your University Library Website E-resources page.
In a recent webometrics universities ranking Kenyatta University has been ranked 2nd position in Kenya and position 34 in Africa. In 3rd position is Strathmore University followed by Egerton University then Jomo Kenyatta university. KU has taken up the 2nd position previously held by Maseno University that has now been ranked position 6. Here’s the link to view the Kenya ranking and Africa ranking.