Inspec produce a range of search aids to assist the user to find the right results. These comprise the Inspec Classification, the Inspec Thesaurus and the List of Journals.
The Inspec Search Aids (Inspec Classification, Thesaurus and List of Journals) are available to buy in the IET shop in print. To purchase in our web shop, please click on the name of the publication.
The Inspec Classification is the subject guide to the subject guide to the Inspec Database and print publications. Each code represents a specific subject area. When searching the Inspec Database the codes are useful in refining a search to a particular subject e.g. mechanical engineering applications, which improves the retrieval accuracy.
The Inspec Classification show the period of use of each entry and, where appropriate, indicates the codes that should be used when searching the Inspec database for references prior to that date.
The Inspec Thesaurus contains a listing of the controlled items and the lead-ins or cross-reference terms used in the Inspec database. It also gives the relationship between terms, the dates on which they were added, and the terms in use before these dates. The Thesaurus contains over 9700 preferred terms. As well as listing the controlled terms and lead-ins or cross-reference terms, the thesaurus gives further help by showing the relationship between terms, the dates on which they were added and the terms in use before these dates.
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