CAB Thesaurus

English Abstract: 

"The CAB Thesaurus is the essential search tool for all users of the CAB ABSTRACTS™ and Global Health databases and related products. The CAB Thesaurus is not only an invaluable aid for database users but it has many potential uses by individuals and organizations indexing their own information resources for both internal use and on the Internet.
Its strengths include: Controlled vocabulary that has been in constant use since 1983; Regularly updated (current version released July 2017) (...); Broad coverage of pure and applied life sciences, technology and social sciences (...); Total number of terms approaching 2.7 million; Specific terminology for all subjects covered; Includes about 241,900 plant, animal and microorganism names; Broad, narrow and related terms to help users find relevant terminology; Cross-references from non-preferred synonyms to preferred terms; Multi-lingual, with Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish equivalents for most English terms, plus lesser content in Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian and Swedish; American and British spelling variants; Relevant CAS registry numbers for chemicals; Commission notation for enzymes."

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English Title: 
CAB Thesaurus
2,651,201 terms, which includes 166,395 distinct concepts (preferred terms), 132,109 non-preferred terms (2017-08)
Year of Creation: 
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI)
KOS Types Vocabulary: 
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