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Inspec on Ebsco

Guides to using controlled indexing when searching Inspec on the EBSCOhost platform.

Inspec on Ebsco quick reference guide

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Inspec on Ebsco user guide

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Inspec numerical data indexing on Ebsco

Used to solve problems arising from the variety of ways in which an author may express a particular value. Inspec's numerical data indexing standardises the format in which numerical values are shown.

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Inspec chemical indexing on Ebsco

A controlled indexing system for inorganic substances and material systems designed to overcome a number of problems which arise when searching for chemical substances using uncontrolled terms.

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Inspec on Ebsco user guide  - Spanish

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Training videos for the Ebsco platform

The  Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform: subject search examples
This is the first of 2 videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform.  This video demonstrates how using Inspec’s subject indexing may be used to refine and retrieve results that closely match the searcher’s requirements.  The different search options are reviewed including how to refine your search and use Inspec keywords, classification codes and IPC (International Patent Classification) codes to produce accurate results.

The Inspec Database on the EBSCOhost platform:  author, affiliation and other special searches
This is the second of 2 videos showing Inspec search examples on the EBSCOhost platform.  This video demonstrates how to carry out effective searches for authors, author affiliations, conference and source information, publication types, language, treatment codes and keywords in publication titles.