Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
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
The source of most of this lecture is the CAB Direct Introduction training PowerPoint module found at http://www.cabdirect.org/userguides.asp http://www.cabdirect.org/userguides.asp All CAB training materials, unless explicitly stated otherwise, are copyright CAB International.