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Plant sciences

A guide to plant sciences resources available from ANU Library.

What is a database

A database is an index to journal articles. It contains information about the articles including the author, title, source, year published, and often an abstract, which helps you locate them within the database. The database doesn’t hold articles, instead containing only the information needed to find the articles. Many databases have links to the full-text.

Featured Database

CAB Abstracts


This bibliographic database, compiled by CAB INTERNATIONAL, covers the significant research and development literature in the fields of agriculture, forestry, human health and nutrition, animal health, and the management and conservation of natural resources. Over three million records have been added to the database since its computerization in 1973. It is searchable on the Ovid platform.

Databases for Plant science

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