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									Engineering Village

INSPEC on Engineering Village
What Is Inspec?

•   Multidisciplinary Database produced by IEE
•   Subject covered:
     • Physics
     • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
     • Computing & Control Engineering
     • Information Technology
     • Manufacturing, Production &

•            Mechanical Engineering
•   Wide range of cross-disciplinary topics
Overview of Inspec Database

The INSPEC database includes:
•   Over 8 million records
•   Over 400,000 records are added every year
•   1969 to date
•   Over 3,740 journals
•   3,000 other publications
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                    Engineering Village
2 Inspec fields are supported via Expert Search only:
•    Chemical indexing (CI)
            Applied to records from 1987
            Controlled indexing for inorganic compounds & materials
•    Numerical indexing (NI)
            Applied to records from 1987
            Controlled indexing for numerical data such as variations
            in quantities, units (C, Celsius, Kelvin etc.) and values (i.e.
            27,500kW, 27.5 MW etc.)

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Inspec Achieve
•   Electronic access to the printed Science Abstracts journals
     • Covers 1896-1968
     • Contains over 873,700 records (Equivalent to 176 print

     What are Science abstracts?
     Coverage: multidisciplinary database including physics and
       electrical & Electronic Engineering from 1896 in one science
       abstract journal.
             Physics from 1902
             Electrical & Electronics Engineering from 1902
             Computing & Control Engineering from 1966
             Wide range of cross-disciplinary topics
Inspec Achieve features
•   Basic Index: single words from title, abstract, journal,
    conference or other publication, original indexing &
    classification, controlled indexing & classification.
•   Abstract:150 words in length, non standardized,
    discussion participants names included, references
    included “see also”, one abstract for combined references.
•   Title: original or English translation
•   Classification & Indexing: over 2 million original index
    entries. Automatic application of current terms, UCD used
    for 20 years.
•   Publication year: given for the abstract, not publication.
    Some older publications have no dates given.
•   Warnings: Early days had lower & varying standards,
    some fields may be missing.

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