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  1. Engineering Village INSPEC on Engineering Village

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Searching Inspec on Engineering Village – Step 1 Key words to be searched A list of all available Inspec fields Type in key words and select the fields that you would like them to be searched in.

  5. Searching Inspec on Engineering Village – Step 2 Limitations include document type, treatment type and discipline* * Document type includes journal articles, conference proceedings etc. Treatment type includes application, historical, literature review etc. Discipline includes physics, electrics etc.

  6. Searching for Chemical and Numerical indexing on 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 systems. • 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.) To view a full guide of IEE CI and NI thesaurus go to

  7. Indexes available Click on an index to begin a search. Change indexes from within the window.

  8. Go back to refine your search or begin a new search Search results Use the results manager to view, email, print, download or save selected records. Save search, create an email alerts or RSS feed The search string shows the number of records in the set, key words and fields limitations.

  9. Refine your search using facets Controlled vocabulary corresponds to terms found in Inspec thesaurus This facet corresponds to Inspec classification.

  10. Search History Use search history to combine, re-run or save searches as well as set up email alerts. RE-run a search Save search or Create an email alert Combine searches *** Remember that search history is available as long as you are in an active session. If you leave your computer for 20 minutes or more, your search history will not be saved.

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

  12. 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.