Inspec Current Awareness through email alerts

Inspec Current Awareness is a choice of a weekly email updating service designed to provide  subscribers with the latest Inspec records in their chosen subject areas. A range of 22 abstracts journals in specialised subjects is also available.

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Inspec Subject Updates

Delivered weekly via email as a pdf attachment, Subject Updates encompass broad subject areas, with categorised results presented under chapter headings for easy viewing.

Titles include:

Artificial intelligence and automation

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Image processing
  • Machine vision
  • Operations research
  • Robotics and control

Communications and optics

  • Antennas and propagation
  • Medical imaging
  • Microwave technology
  • Mobile radio
  • Optical communications
  • Radar
  • Telecommunications

Electronics and power

  • Electronic circuits
  • Electronic instrumentation
  • MEMS and mechatronics
  • Microelectronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Power systems and applications
  • Semiconductor devices

Computing and information

  • Computer applications in control engineering
  • Computer communications and storage
  • Computing in electronics, power and telecommunications
  • Databases and information systems
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Information science
  • IT for business
  • Software engineering


  • Advanced materials
  • Astronomy
  • Energy research and environmental science
  • Geophysics
  • High-temperature superconductors
  • Measurements in physics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nuclear physics

Price: For 2014, an annual subscription to each costs £286 plus UK VAT where applicable or $495 for customers in the Americas.

Key Abstracts

The Key Abstracts Series comprises a series of 22 monthly print journals in specialised subjects suitable for an individual research engineer or research groups.

Customised Alerts

If you have an annual subscription to Inspec on Inspec Direct or any of the Inspec Vendor platforms, you can create search profiles on any subject of your choice that will keep you to date via email, usually on a weekly basis.


For further information, please contact your regional Inspec office.