About INSPEC database Inspec (Information System for Physics, Electronics, and Computing) is a bibliographic database of international research in the fields of science technology and engineering. The database is produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and supplied by FIZ Karlsruhe. It covers the following subjects:
Atomic and Molecular Physics
System and Control Theory
It also includes research published in interdisciplinary subjects such as materials science, geophysics, biomedical engineering, biophysics, and environmental science.
Inspec database contains articles published in scientific journals, conference proceedings, books, technical reports, dissertations and patents (until 1976). Content from about 4200 journals, 20000 reports and dissertations, and about 2000 conferences is indexed and added to the databases each year.
The database includes content from 1969-to date and is updated weekly.
Inspec is used by researchers to find references of published research in their subject field. The database is available via WebSPIRS interface, which allows searching by keyword, as well as browsing using subject Thesaurus and Indexes. The indexes include Classification code, Treatment codes, Chemical Substance Index, Numerical Data Index, and Astronomical Object Index. In addition to this there are also Author and Journal Title Indexes.