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"Bring your eBook collection to life"

As a scientific research organization, we know how important it is to have access to the most relevant information.

To help you build your collection, we are pleased to offer over 850 eBooks for purchase or subscription, in packages or pick and choose.

CABI's eBook programme covers agriculture, international development, animal and veterinary sciences, environmental sciences, plant sciences, horticulture, forestry, human health and nutrition, leisure and tourism.

To request an institutional FREE TRIAL please contact

CAB eBooks offers anytime, anywhere unlimited access to CABI’s renowned book list via our web-based platform. That means complete applied life science coverage with no limits or restrictions to concurrent users, downloads, printing, sharing or interlibrary loan.

Why buy CAB eBooks?

  • eBook packages at a fraction of the cost of buying titles individually
  • High quality content written by world experts
  • Every chapter is indexed – search individual chapters or whole books
  • No DRM: freedom to download, print and share
  • Unlimited simultaneous users


  • Anytime, anywhere access
  • eBooks easy to read and download in PDF format
  • COUNTER-compliant usage statistics
  • PlumX Metrics showing chapter and book use and citations
  • Full-level MARC records containing authorized Library of Congress subject headings, and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification numbers
  • Open URL compliant Search eBooks alongside your subscriptions on CAB Direct, our CHOICE

Highly Recommended platform. CAB eBooks integrates with CAB Direct to make a one-stop-shop for searching CABI content.  

To find out how our eBooks can fit your needs - contact our sales team on

CAB eBooks Front File

2014 - present

The CAB eBooks Front File is a dynamic subscription product that grows as newly published books are added. There are over 170 books in this collection (3,000 chapters) published from 2014 onwards, with 40-50 new titles added each year.

Under CABI's innovative lease-purchase model, customers who lease the front file every year gain perpetual access to the content at no extra cost as soon as it becomes available for ownership.

Fixed Collections

All of CABI's fixed, multi-disciplinary eBook collections are available for one off purchase with perpetual ownership.

CAB eBooks 2007 - 2013

Our most recent fixed package containing 317 titles (over 6,200 chapters) published between 2007 to 2013.

CAB eBooks 2000 - 2006

This package contains 337 titles (more than 6,300 chapters) published between 2000 - 2006.


eBook Collections

Choice Annual Collection - Yearly collections are available from 2017 in concise packages of CABI's most recent content.

Choice Reference - CABI’s key reference eBooks can now be individually purchased to build your eBook library and offer online access to essential Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Taxonomic Keys.

Choice 100 – Can’t find a collection to meet your needs? Create your very own library of up to 100 eBooks from CABI's extensive eBook catalogue for a simple fixed price.

Your Choice Collection – Choose any titles from the entire Choice Collections list. Select exactly the eBooks you want for your bespoke collection.


More information

Still can’t find a collection to suit your needs? No worries, talk to us and we can help you create a bespoke collection to fit your needs.

To find out how our eBooks can fit your needs, contact our sales team on or view our list of our eBook supply partners and online retailers.


User Guides

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If you require personal training on any of our products, please contact us directly at, for more information or visit our training page.


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