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Inspec on EBSCO HOST January and February 2006 Amy Barnes Inspec Customer Relationship Manager, Europe, Africa & Middle East abarnes@iee.org.uk. Agenda. The IEE & Inspec Inspec Database - Content, structure & coverage Inspec on EBSCO HOST - Subject searching

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Inspec on EBSCOHOSTJanuary and February 2006Amy BarnesInspec Customer Relationship Manager, Europe, Africa & Middle Eastabarnes@iee.org.uk

agenda
Agenda
  • The IEE & Inspec
  • Inspec Database

- Content, structure & coverage

  • Inspec on EBSCOHOST

- Subject searching

- Bibliographic searching

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The IEE

  • The Institution of Electrical Engineers
  • Learned Society established 1871
  • Largest professional engineering society
    • in Europe with 130,000 members worldwide
  • Primary Publisher
    • journals, books, conference proceedings
  • Secondary Publisher
    • Inspec database

Fast-track to Innovation

what is inspec
What Is Inspec?
  • Multidisciplinary Database
    • Physics
    • Electrical & Electronics Engineering
    • Computing & Control Engineering
    • Information Technology
    • Manufacturing, Production &
    • Mechanical Engineering New 2004, 2005
  • Wide range of cross-disciplinary topics
  • International Recognition for High Quality
inspec database
Inspec Database
  • 9,543,732 records as of January 2006
    • 405,000 added in 2004
    • 460,000 added in 2005
  • 1969 to date, Archive 1898-1968 **NEW
  • Over 3,740 journals
  • 3,000 other publications
  • Full text linking via DOIs* (50-60% of current records) *Digital Object Identifiers
record types

Journal articles 73 %

  • Conference proceedings 17 %
  • Conference papers in Journals 8 %
  • Others 2%

25 %

Journals 73%

Conferences 25%

Others 2%

Record Types
  • Others include:
    • Books/Book Chapters
    • Reports
    • Patents (1969-1976)
    • Dissertations
inspec database subjects

Physics

Electronics & Electrical Engineering

Computing & Control

Manufacturing, Production & Mechanical Engineering

IT for Business

5.7 million

records

3.5 million

records

2.5 million

records

746,140

records

78,500 records

Inspec Database Subjects

Figures correct as of Jan 2004

physics 5 7 million records
Physics 5.7 Million Records

A0 General

A1 Elementary Particles

A2 Nuclear Physics

A3 Atomic & Molecular

A4 Fundamental Physics

A5 Plasmas & Discharges

A6 Solid State, Non-electronic

A7 Solid State, Electronic

A8 Cross-disciplinary Physics

A9 Geophysics & Astronomy

electrical engineering electronics 3 5m records
Electrical Engineering & Electronics 3.5M Records

B0 General, Maths & Materials

B1 Circuits

B2 Components, Electron Devices

B3 Magnetic Devices & Materials

B4 Optoelectronics

B5 Electromagnetic Fields

B6 Communications

B7 Instruments & Applications

B8 Power Systems

Figures correct as of Jan 2004

computing control 2 5 million records
Computing & Control 2.5 Million Records

C0 General Management

C1 Systems & Control Theory

C3 Control Technology

C4 Numerical & Computer Theory

C5 Computer Hardware

C6 Computer Software

C7 Computer Applications

information technology 78 500 records
Information Technology 78,500 Records

D1 General & Management

D2 Applications

D3 General Systems

D4 Office automation/Communications

D5 Office automation/Computing

manufacturing production engineering 746 140 records
Manufacturing & Production Engineering 746,140 Records

E0 General topics in Manufacturing & Production Engineering

E1 Manufacturing and Production

E2 Engineering Mechanics

E3 Industrial Sectors

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Additional Subject **new**

  • Manufacturing & Production Engineering
    • Section E in the Inspec Classification
    • 600,000 records from 1969 reclassified with section E codes
    • Thesaurus terms from January 2004
    • Over 200 new sources
    • Approximately 40,000 to 60,000 records to be added annually
  • Mechanical Engineering
    • New subject area from January 2005 forwards
diverse coverage
Diverse Coverage

laser printers

Long-haul lasers [buyer's guide]

computer games

A principal cognitive precondition of successful child-computer interactions in the information society

traffic control

Traffic signal control by Egograms

photography

Color handling in panoramic photography

radar

Fully integrated automotive radar sensor with versatile resolution

pacemakers

Paradoxical undersensing at a high sensitivity in dual chamber pacemakers

radiation effects

Modeling natural space ionizing radiation effects on external materials

environmental science

Impact of science and technology on energy and environmental research and development

nanotechnology

Molecular motors: nature's nanomachines

manufacturing

Analysis of a decentralized production-inventory system

typical uses
Typical Uses
  • Scientific Research
    • latest developments
    • current awareness
    • state of the art
    • prior art
    • reviews
  • Technological forecasting
  • Patent related searching
  • Competitor tracking
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Subject Fields

Bibliographic Fields

Author

Title

Author Affiliation

Publication Year

Abstract

Subject Terms

Identifiers

Descriptors

Record Type

Language

Added

Value

Fields!

Country of Publication

Classification Codes

Source

Treatment Codes

Conference Details

Chemical Indexing

Accession Number

Numerical Indexing

Coden/ISSN

Astronomical Indexing

Update Code

Search Fields on Inspec

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For more refining features and Search History use Advanced Search

EBSCOHOST Basic Search Screen

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Inspec on EBSCOHOSTfeatures

  • Data from 1969 – over 9 million records
  • Updated weekly
  • User friendly Interfaces
  • - Basic or Advanced Search
  • - Thesaurus, Classification and Journal Listing
  • Wide range of Search Fields and Limits
  • Easy to use Indexes
  • Search History in Advanced Search
  • Links to full text, OPAC and other resources
inspec new developments
Inspec New Developments
  • Section E added: Manufacturing, Production and Mechanical Engineering
  • Increasing number of records added year on year
  • Inspec Archive extends database from 1898 to 2006 – one off payment
  • Subject Updates / Custom Alerts for current awareness
  • Inspec Matters newsletter
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Inspec Archive

  • Electronic access to the printed Science Abstracts journals
  • Covers 1898 to 1968
  • Complements Inspec database
      • Combined files give access to scientific and technical literature from 1898 to date
  • Contains over 873,700 records
  • Enhanced indexing, tables, graphs, diagrams
  • Saves search time and library shelving costs
  • Available on EBSCO and the IEE web server
customer support
Customer Support
  • Help Desk
    • Telephone number: +44 (0)1438 767297
    • Fax number: +44 (0)1438 767339
    • E-mail: inspec@iee.org
  • In-House Training Seminars
  • Inspec Documentation
  • Inspec Website: www.iee.org/inspec