CAB Direct (Deprecated: New Platform is no longer supporting, so archiving)

CABI is an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people's lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. CAB Direct is the most thorough and extensive source of reference in the applied life sciences, incorporating the leading bibliographic databases CAB Abstracts and Global Health. 

The LibKey Discovery integration with CAB Direct brings real-time entitlements awareness to users to help them more easily retrieve full text from CAB Records from both the CAB Abstracts database as well as Global Health.

The Integration appears in both the search results and the individual record views as an orange button whenever LibKey can provide one click to full text for your organization.

As shown the orange button will either say “View PDF (LibKey)” or “Link to Article (LibKey)”. As appropriate. The PDF link will result in a PDF being immediately visible while the Link to Article will result in a one-click link to the article record on the publisher or aggregators site.

LibKey Links can be used alongside integrate link resolver links within CAB Direct. The organization’s link resolver button will appear to the right (not shown) of the orange LibKey button where appropriate.

Set up

To take advantage of the integration a library needs only to contact Third Iron Support ( to request their Library ID and API Key for use in CAB Direct. Once received, please forward this along to to request that LibKey links be activated within your organization’s access to CAB Direct.