Interface Changes to Popular Databases

January 16th, 2009

CAB Abstracts, FSTA, Agricola and other databases have a new look! For many years, campus libraries have supplied access to these databases via Silver Platter (aka WebSPIRS). As the SP platform will soon be discontinued, the libraries have moved these databases to new vendors. While this will change how you search (and export records to EndNote or RefWorks), you can still access the same research content from each of these database products.


Databases that have moved to ISI (Web of Knowledge):

CAB Abstracts

Food Science and Technology Abstracts (FSTA)

(Other ISI databases include: Web of Science, Biological Abstracts and Zoological Record)

Note: Biological Abstracts/Reports, Reviews, Meetings (BA/RRM) remains on Silver Platter but will soon move to ISI.

Database(s) that have moved to Ebsco:


(Other Ebsco databases include: Academic Search, GreenFILE and SocINDEX)

Database(s) that have moved to a free website:


Databases that have been canceled:

Analytical Abstracts

Tropag & Rural