CAB Direct reaches 11 million record milestone

On 26 March 2015, global academic publisher, CABI, announced its bibliographic platform CAB Direct has reached the milestone of 11 million records. CABI’s in-house platform, CAB Direct, hosts CAB Abstracts the leading English language bibliographic database covering the applied life sciences.

Updated weekly, CAB Direct now offers over 11 million records dating back more than 100 years provide up to date research as well as historical data for a fully inclusive resource for international scientific research.

The full text 11 millionth record is avilable to download online.

CABI’s long standing platform, CAB Direct, receives over 4.4 million users from around the world each year looking for research and information on agriculture and the applied life sciences. Since its launch over 10 years ago CAB Direct has been used by millions of international researchers and is now part of CABI’s continuing development strategy with plans of a re-launch with improved usability and functionality in 2017.

Janet Halsall, Head of Publishing Operations at CABI, commented: “I’m proud to lead the operational processes that have enabled us to reach this milestone. CAB Direct provides seamless searching across these 11 million records from CABI’s CAB Abstracts and Global Health databases going back to 1910. I know that with standardized indexing and many links to original articles, researchers in agriculture, the environment and public health from across the globe can use CAB Direct to access the scientific information they need.”