Created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, this leading bibliographic database provides abstracts and indexing to the world's scientific and technical papers in physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering.

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At a Glance

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Content Includes

  • Over 17 million records
  • Nearly 5,000 journals
  • More than 2,500 conference proceedings
  • Books, dissertations, patents, reports and videos

Engaging, Interactive and Informative

In addition to the core subject areas, Inspec also provides significant coverage in related disciplines such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and many more. 

Specialized Indexing and Inspec Classification

Expert indexing includes thesaurus terms, free indexing, classification, treatment codes, numerical data indexing, chemical substance indexing, astronomical object indexing and IPC codes. Inspec Classification is a powerful search tool, which enables you to limit your search to predetermined sections of the Inspec database.

International Coverage

Access global, peer-reviewed material in publications from more than 68 countries from both English and non-English sources.

Focus on Current Research Trends

Inspec is the source to turn to for information on current and developing research trends for related subject areas.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in England & Wales (no 211014) and Scotland (no SC038698).