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Advanced Searching of CAB ABSTRACTS: 

Advanced Searching of CAB ABSTRACTS Field Searching CABICODES The CAB Thesaurus Search Limits

Free-Text Index: 

Free-Text Index English Item Title TI Original Item Title OT Abstract AB Descriptor Index DE/SH Organism Descriptors OD Geographic Location GL CABI Indexing Fields Identifiers ID Broad Terms BT

Title Fields: 

Title Fields The title of the original article All records have an English title (TI) non-English articles may have an Original Language title (OT) Word searchable Useful for reference searching Examples: Cattle production.TI. (Forestry AND Ecotourism).TI.

Authors and Editors: 

Authors and Editors Personal Authors (AU) Author variations included Editor’s names included in AU Search as complete names e.g. smith t a.AU. smith $.AU. Browse the Free-Text index Corporate Authors (CA) Remember variations e.g. World Health Organization.CA. WHO.CA.

Indexing Fields (Descriptors): 

Indexing Fields (Descriptors) Organism Descriptors (OD) Geographic Location (GL or GE on Ovid) Descriptor Index (SH) (Searched & Displayed as Subject Headings, SH) Broad Terms (BT) Identifiers (ID) Note 1: The SH field is “Phrase Indexed” Note 2: Searching .DE. Searches SH, GE and OD and is Word/Phrase indexed. Note 3: Searching .SU. Searches SH, GE, OD, ID and BT and is Word indexed

DE, OD and GE: 

DE, OD and GE Controlled Terms from the CAB Thesaurus Manually added by CABI Indexers Added at the specific concept level SU field tag searches all three at once. Examples: Cattle.OD. Nitrogen fertilizers.SH. (rice and irrigation and south east asia).SU.

Broad Terms: 

Broad Terms Automatically added to records Only added for OD and GL terms All levels of Broad terms are added Examples: Coleoptera.BT Animals.BT.


Identifiers Non-Thesaurus Terms New concepts Potential future Thesaurus terms Also included in the SU index e.g. Boring insects.ID. Aeolesthes holosericea.SU.


CABICODES Subject classification 23 broad subject areas Hierarchical structure Used as well as descriptors At least one per record Useful for searching broad concepts Note: only the codes are in the Free-Text index. Words are searched with the CW tag


CABICODEs KK000 Forestry, Forest Products and Agroforestry General) KK100 Forests and Forest Trees (Biology and Ecology) KK110 Silviculture and Forest Management KK120 Forest Mensuration and Management (Discontinued March 2000) KK130 Forest Fires KK140 Protection Forestry (Discontinued March 2000) KK150 Other Land Use (Discontinued March 2000) KK160 Ornamental and Amenity Trees KK500 Forest Products and Industries (General) KK510 Wood Properties, Damage and Preservation KK515 Logging and Wood Processing KK520 Wood Utilization and Engineered Wood Products KK530 Chemical and Biological Processing of Wood KK540 Non-wood Forest Products KK600 Agroforestry and Multipurpose Trees; Community, Farm and Social Forestry


CABICODES Examples: KK160.CC. AND Urban Development KK$.CC. AND management.DE. Forest Products.CW.

The CAB Thesaurus: 

The CAB Thesaurus CABI’s Controlled indexing vocabulary 56,000 terms hierarchically structured Preferred Terms Broad Terms Narrow Terms Related Terms Use for Terms Integrated search tool

Limit Fields: 

Limit Fields Publication Year (YR) - Year of publication of the original article. Language of text (LA) - Language of the original text. Publication Type (PT) - Type of original publication , e.g. book, journal, etc. Abstracts Ovid Full Text Available

Thank You: 

Thank You Chris Ison Sales and Training Manager

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