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Using CAB Abstracts to Search for Articles
Objectives Learn what CAB Abstracts is Know the main features of CAB Abstracts Learn how to conduct searches Learn how to retrieve full-text articles through CAB Review techniques of good searching
What Is CAB Abstracts? Internationally recognized database of information for applied agriculture and life sciences Covers research and development literature from thousands of international serials Provides abstracts (brief article descriptions) Also now provides access to some full-text articles
What Is CAB Abstracts? Bibliographic scholarly database-includes references to published material from a variety of publishers Used to: –search for information for a specific project or essay –provide an overview of research activity in a given area –keep up-to-date with a specific subject area through regular searching
CAB Abstracts and AGORA CAB generously offers a subset of CAB Abstracts to AGORA users Covers about 80% of journals in AGORA You must log in to AGORA to gain access to full-text articles and must also log in to search CAB.
Using CAB Abstracts: Getting Started From the AGORA Home page Click on Login
Using CAB Abstracts: Getting Started Login using your institutional Username and password
Ensure that you have Java on the machine that you are using or a pop up message will ask you to download
User Authentication Page Click on AGORA Journal Search if search page does not launch automatically. DO NOT close this window until you want to log out.
Using CAB Abstracts: Getting Started This will take you to the Journals page. type in your search query using Keywords -the more specific and narrowed down, - the better the results. - For example type Beans and click search
This will give you a list of The results with mainly the citations and a brief abstract of the contents One can navigate these Pages to see more results Of matching abstracts
Using CAB Abstracts: Getting Started One can access the abstract only or the full-text To view the abstract click On Abstract.
The abstract will then open in a new window with a link to the Journals home page or full-text
Using CAB Abstracts To go directly to the Publishers website and Get the full-text article click here
The publisher website will then open in a new window with details of the journal To view the list of journals and articles Click here
To view the full-text Click the PDF link
Ensure that you have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your machine to enable the reading of articles in PDF
Using CAB Abstracts To save click here
Choose the location where you want to save the article and click save
To print click here
Choose the printer you want to use and select the number of copies you want to print
Using the Search Wizard
Having done the keyword search you can further refine your search by using the Search Wizard Click on the Search Wizard link
The search wizard template opens.
Click on the Search Wizard link Alternatively you can use the Search Wizard in the Journals page
The search wizard template opens.
Use the first drop down arrow to refine your search using these Various disciplines For example one can use English Item Title which is simply the title of the article
Also refine your search by using these Boolean operators- Optional is OR, Required is AND and Prohibited is NOT Choosing required in this Case means the article name Ought to have bean in it.
To use more fields to combine and further refine your search click on any
Put more keywords and further refine using The drop down menus In this case we want both bean and cultivation to appear in the article name Click on search to get your results
Search box shows the Combination of our search List of articles and abstracts with bean and cultivation in the titles. Scroll down to See full list of articles and abstracts
To view full abstract Click on abstract
Full abstract opens in new Window. For the full text Click on Journal home page
OR click directly on the Journal home page link on the articles list page
Journal Home Page opens in new window Scroll down to view Full list of articles and Choose the one you want
1.) To download full text in Plain HTML text click here 2.) To download full text in PDF text click here
Full text article in HTML Scroll down to read To download full text in PDF text you can also click here
Full text in HTML with links to references
Full text in PDF format To print or save click here
More Tips for Effective Searching
Keywords and Selection Understand the question Select all the important concepts Add synonyms, singulars and plurals
After the Search Display the records Check the relevance Look for additional search terms Modify the search if required
Summary CAB Direct is scholarly bibliographic database that will find citations and links to full-text articles Is be able to link to full text through through AGORA Good searching technique saves time, effort and money
Thank you. Any Questions?
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