IET Inspec

The IET Inspec database is one of the world’s most definitive bibliographic scientific databases, containing 17 million abstracts and specialised indexing to the world’s best research literature in the fields of engineering, physics and computing.

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Download free quick-reference guides and user notes to help you with all aspects of searching in Inspec.

User support

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Inspec user support and documentation

A suite of Inspec user help and documentation is available, designed to help you get the best from your searches.

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IET Inspec: free trials

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Inspec training seminars

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Inspec videos

Take a look at our free videos on the IET.tv Inspec channel including introductory information, hot topics and user support.

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Vendor guides

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Vendor guides

Download our vendor guides for tips on using Inspec on a range of platforms:

Ebsco | Elsevier

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What is Inspec?

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About Inspec

Containing over 17 million records, Inspec is the definitive abstract and indexing database for engineering and physics research.