INSPEC

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Description

INSPEC provides the leading English-language bibliographic access to the world's scientific and technical literature in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers, computing, and information technology. In addition, there is significant coverage in materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics. The database contains over eight million bibliographic records taken from 3,500 scientific and technical journals and 1,500 conference proceedings. Approximately 330,000 new records are added to the database annually.

Help

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For help using these indexes see: How do I find an article on my topic?

User tools and features

Specification and Standard Index Search, Email Alerts, Saved Record Folders and Search Histories, Browse-able Thesauri and Look-up Indexes

Dates covered

1969 - present.

Updating frequency

Weekly.

Sources

Over 3,500 scientific and technical journals and some 1,500 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports and dissertations.

Type of coverage

The INSPEC database consists of over 3,500 scientific and technical journals and some 1,500 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports and dissertations.

Print counterpart or
related resources

  • Physics Abstracts
  • Electrical & Electronics Abstracts
  • Computer & Control Abstracts

Producer/content provider

Institution of Electrical Engineers

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

Engineering Village 2