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Inspec®, a bibliographic database, comprises abstracts and specialized indexing of the world's quality research literature in the fields of physics and engineering from journals and serials, conference papers and proceedings, books and book chapters, and technical reports.
Some standards, dissertations and a small number of UK and US patents (published between 1968 and 1976) are included. All abstracts are in English; author-prepared abstracts are used when available.
The database is produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Inspec® covers five main subjects, organized by Subfile:
Inspec provides comprehensive coverage of quality and peer-reviewed publications in the fields of physics, electrical & electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering and information technology. The current list contains over 4000 journals, conference proceedings from publishers such as AIP, IEEE and Springer and dissertations from Proquest.
The list is regularly reviewed to ensure that new titles are captured once they are established. Data analysis on usage statistics is carried out frequently so that the most popular content areas can be given priority in production.