Database of the Week: Inspec

Inspec includes bibliographic citations and indexed abstracts from publications in the fields of physics, electrical and electronic engineering, communications, computer science, control engineering, information technology, manufacturing and mechanical engineering, operations research, material science, oceanography, engineering mathematics, nuclear engineering, environmental science, geophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical technology and biophysics.  Coverage extends from 1969 to the present.

Inspec is a part of the Engineering Village suite of databases.  You may begin searching the database at Inspec.

Inspec is one of many information resources brought to you by the Brown Science and Engineering Library!  Ask for a demonstration of this database or about other resources that can help you work faster, smarter and better!

(Use of this database from this address restricted to University of Virginia users only.  Please contact a librarian for assistance, if you are having trouble connecting.)

1 Response to “Database of the Week: Inspec”

  1. 1 KristinFromIntellogist November 3, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    Hello! It’s a bit late to leave a comment now, but I just wanted to say your blog is a great find – I’ll definitely be checking back for more engineering-research-related search tips!

    I also just wanted to mention that the site I work for,, has a full (and free) review of the Inspec file at, as written from a patent and prior art searcher’s perspective. If you have any students interested in patent searching specifically, we’d love to see them over on Intellogist – the site is completely free.

    Thanks again!

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