Searching the CAB Thesaurus -- Descriptors Field
This search aid allows you to select one or more controlled terms from the CAB Thesaurus to add to your search query.
Browse Descriptors Hierarchy Option
Controlled Terms in the CAB Thesaurus
The CAB Thesaurus is a list of controlled terms called descriptors, that we use to index records.
Click to view thesaurus details for any term in the thesaurus. Thesaurus details may include any of the following fields depending on the term.
The main term in the thesaurus.
The American non-preferred spelling of a descriptor. For example:
Use the thesaurus term in place of these non-preferred terms. For example:
Descriptor(s) that are at the next higher level in the thesaurus hierarchy. For example:
Descriptor(s) that are at the next lower level in the thesaurus hierarchy. For example:
Descriptor(s) to be used in place of the thesaurus term. For example:
Descriptor(s) related to the thesaurus term. For example:
The preferred term if the thesaurus term is a non-preferred term or non-preferred terms if the thesaurus term is the preferred term.
Scientific name for a plant or crop with a common name. For example:
Common name equivalent for the scientific name for a common crop plant. For example:
Notation for the enzyme from the International Union of Biochemistry Enzyme Commission. For example:
Chemical Abstracts Registry Number
Chemical Abstracts Registry Number. For example:
Scope notes and/or history notes for the thesaurus term. For example:
Initial processing of fresh produce, generally by chopping, cutting, peeling, shredding or slicing
[descriptor: minimal processing]
Descriptors are assigned to records in CABI by subject specialists to represent the content of the source documents.
The Add button appears to the left of each descriptor. If the Add button is missing, the term is a non-preferred term, and it should not be used to search the Descriptors field.
Click to view the thesaurus details of a non-preferred term so you can find the descriptor to use in its place.
Select terms from the thesaurus to search the Descriptors field and the Topic field.
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