Our Resource of the Month for March: CAB Abstracts

Each month, one of our Subject Librarians chooses an electronic resource which they feel will be of interest to you.

Subject Consultant, Andy Kernot, sat at a computer in the SSL.

March’s Resource of the Month has been selected by Andy Kernot, Subject Consultant for Geography, Social Policy & Intervention, Public Policy, and Internet Studies.

Andy’s choice is CAB Abstracts. It was chosen because it is one of the less well known databases that is more specialised but has particular relevance to geography as well as other subject areas.


CAB Abstracts is a bibliographic database compiled by CABI. It covers the significant research and development literature in the fields of agriculture, forestry, human health and nutrition, animal health, and the management and conservation of natural resources. Over three million records have been added to the database since its computerization in 1973 and it searches over 1200 academic journals.

Where can you access the resource

CAB Abstracts is hosted on the OVID platform and can be accessed through SOLO. A Single-Sign-On (SSO) is required to access this database, as it is restricted to Oxford University students and staff members.


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