Advanced Searching of CAB ABSTRACTS Búsqueda Avanzada en Cab Abstracts - OvidSP
● Field Searching ● CABICODES ● The CAB Thesaurus
Universidad de Valladolid Cab Abstracts en OvidSP
Valladolid, 26 de mayo de 2011
● Subject Codes ● Search Limits
Free-Text Index ●
English Item Title
Original Item Title
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)
Additional Title included in TI
Useful for reference searching
CABI Indexing Fields
Authors and Editors ● Personal Authors (AU) ● Author variations included ● Editor’s names searched in ED ● Search as complete names
smith t a.AU. smith$.ED. ● Browse the AU or ED indexes ● Corporate Authors (CA) ● Remember variations e.g. World Health Organization.CA. WHO.CA.
Cattle production.TI. (Forestry AND Ecotourism).TI.
Indexing Fields (Descriptors) ● Organism Descriptors (OD) ● Geographic Locations (GL) ● Subject Headings (SH) (CABI’s Descriptors field) ● Broad Terms (BT) ● Identifiers (ID) Note 1: The SH, OD, GL and ID fields are Phrase Indexed Note 2: Searching .DE. Searches SH, GL and OD and is Word indexed Note 3: Searching .SU. Searches SH, GL, OD, and ID and is Word indexed Note 4: Searching .HW. (RECOMMENDED) Searches SH, GL, OD, BT and ID and is Word indexed
SH, OD and GL
Controlled Terms from the CAB Thesaurus
● Automatically added to records
Manually added by CABI Indexers
● Added for OD and GL terms plus selective
Added at the specific concept level
SU field tag searches all three at once
HW tag searches SU plus BT
Identifiers ● All levels of Broad terms are added ● Use HW
Examples: cattle.OD. drug resistance.SU. nitrogen fertilizers.SH. (rice and irrigation and south east asia).HW.
Examples: coleoptera.BT. animals.BT. cereals.HW. (all CABI index fields)
● Non-Thesaurus Terms
● Subject classification
● New concepts
● 23 broad subject areas
● Potential future Thesaurus terms
● Hierarchical structure
● Also included in the SU and HW search
indexes e.g. climate change.ID. aeolesthes holosericea.HW.
● 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
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)
KK160.CC. AND urban development
KK150 Other Land Use (Discontinued March 2000) KK160 Ornamental and Amenity Trees KK500 Forest Products and Industries (General) KK510 Wood Properties, Damage and Preservation
KK$.CC. AND management.HW.
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
Subject Codes (SubSet Codes)
The CAB Thesaurus ● CABI’s Controlled indexing vocabulary ● 90,000 terms ● hierarchically structured ● Preferred Terms ● Broad Terms ● Narrow Terms ● Related Terms ● Use for Terms ● Integrated search tool
CABI Full Text Databases – Subset Codes. ● CAB Full Text FT ● Full Text Descriptions of Fungi & Bacteria FX ● Full Text Distribution Maps of Plant Diseases FW ● Full Text Distribution Maps of Plant Pests FV ● Full Text Reviews (Archive) FA ● Full Text Reviews (Current) FR ● CABI ebooks entire file GB ● CABI ebooks archive file GA ● CABI ebooks front file GF
Broad subject codes
Coding to CABI full text
Searched using the SS field tag E.g. Transgenic Plants and (FR or FA).SS. Environment and Management and 0F.SS. Tourism and GB.SS.
A full list of Subject Codes can be found at:
Institutional Address ● Address of where the work was done ● Usually the address of the first author ● Given in full when available ● Remember variations and name changes ● Word searchable using .IN.
Examples: Hungary.IN. (St Istvan or Szent Istvan).IN.
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.
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