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Inspec overview

Karen Berryman

A concise overview of the Inspec database. With over 12 million records the Inspec database is one of the world’s largest resources for engineering, physics and computing information. Learn more about this important research tool.

25 August 2011  Inspec channel

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A concise overview of the Inspec database, which contains over 12 million records and is one of the world’s largest resources for engineering, physics and computing information. Learn about this important tool.
Scientists and engineers from all over the world search Inspec to identify quality research information, saving time and money and accelerating their research activities. Inspec can be used to alert you to new developments in your field, track new technology and products, monitor competitors, search for patent novelty and analyse data by a wide variety of parameters.
Key features
• Comprehensive coverage – over 12 million records in the fields of electronics, computer science, physics, electrical, control, production and mechanical engineering.
• Content - indexing and abstracts of articles selected from nearly 5000 scientific and technical journals (1600 of which are indexed from cover to cover), some 2500 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports and dissertations.
• Specialised subject indexing by experts that retrieves accurate and extensive results.
• Web links to the original article (where available) - currently 70 per cent of journal articles

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Inspec Product Specialist

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