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INSPEC (Information Services for Physics, Electronics, and Computing), produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers offers over 10 million bibliographic citations. External links to full-text are provided for some citations. Subject areas covered include:

  • astronomy
  • electronics
  • ergonomics
  • communications
  • computers & computing
  • computer science
  • control engineering
  • electrical engineering
  • information technology
  • physics

Leads to bibliographic citations to journals, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations, and books. INSPEC is the electronic version of Computer and Control Abstracts, Electrical and Electronics Abstracts, and Physics Abstracts. It covers approximately 2000 conference proceedings, and over 3500 journals.

User is able to search on specialized fields, such as chemicals, numeric data, treatments, INSPEC Classification, ISSN, and ISBN.

Dates Covered

1969 to the present. Updated weekly.

Print Counterpart

Computer and control abstracts
1969-1995: In Library Annex QA76 .C548

Electrical and electronics abstracts
1903-1980: Lockwood Periodicals TK145 .E37
1981-1995: In Library Annex

Physics abstracts
1909-1968: Lockwood Periodicals QC1 .P46
1969-1995: In Storage

Science abstracts
1898-1902: Lockwood Periodicals QC1 .P46

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