Inspec User Guide
Your library provides access to Inspec through EBSCOhost. Although it is possible to search across multiple databases on EBSCOhost, it is suggested that you limit your search to one database at a time to allow for the maximum number of search fields.
physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, information technology, production, manufacturing and mechanical engineering. Inspec also has significant coverage in areas such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and biophysics.
Inspec contains nearly 14 million bibliographic records from 4000 journals and between 2000 and 3000 conference proceedings per year. Inspec goes back to 1969. Inspec is up-dated weekly and is growing at the rate of over 700,000 records each year.
by any of the fields, including title, author, author affiliation, Inspec controlled term, uncontrolled terms, numerical indexing, chemical indexing, astronomical object indexing, etc.
publication type, language, source, country of publication, linked full text, treatment type, year or range of years, IPC Section or Inspec Classification
relevance, date, author or source
to guarantee that the phrase is an exact match, quotation marks should be used, e.g. "dipole moment"
* will retrieve an unlimited number of characters, e.g. manag* will pick up manage, manager, managers, managerial, etc.
? will substitute a single character, e.g. wom?n will pick up either woman or women
# will retrieve zero or one character, e.g. flavo#r
Search results can be refined using facets on the right of the results
You can email, print, save to folder, or download results to a bibliographic utility such as EndNote.
EBSCOhost will automatically run your search each week and send any new updates directly to you via email or RSS (click on "share" and then email or RSS).
For more detailed information and documentation about Inspec please see: http://www.theiet.org/resources/inspec/support/docs/index.cfm
Inspec Training Videos:
The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: subject search examples
|This is the first of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how using Inspec’s subject indexing may be used to refine and retrieve results that closely match the searcher’s requirements. The different search options are reviewed including how to refine your search and use Inspec keywords, classification codes and IPC (International Patent Classification) codes to produce accurate results.
The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: author, affiliation and other special searches
|This is the second of two videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform. This video demonstrates how to carry out effective searches for authors, author affiliations, conference and source information, publication types, language, treatment codes and keywords in publication titles