Useful databases – Inspec

“Inspec is the leading bibliographic database providing access to the world’s scientific literature in electrical engineering, electronics, physics, control engineering, information technology, communications, computers, computing, and manufacturing and production engineering. The database contains over eight million bibliographic records taken from 3,500 scientific and technical journals and 1,500 conference proceedings. Approximately 330,000 new records are added to the database annually.

Online coverage is from 1969 to the present, and records are updated weekly. Inspec is produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers.”

(From the Inspec on Engineering Village website).

For further information, see the Engineering Village website or the user guide and quick notes on the Edina site here. Remember if you are looking at the Edina guides, make sure you check out ‘Inspec on Engineering Village’ – this is the platform from which we give access to Inspec.

If you need any assistance with searching for information, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone (0207 594 5736) , in person (Central Library or Maths Library) or email


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