Provided they come within the scope of the above subject areas we cover all journals, conference proceedings and conference papers in journals. We also cover Books, Book Chapters, Reports, Patents (GB and US published during 1969 - 1976) and dissertations. Information is taken from print, web and electronic sources.
Gap Fill Policy
Important journals which are abstracted completely are filled for completeness.
We do not currently go back to vol. 1 No. 1 for newly included titles.
Our classification system comprises 3248 classifications, enabling the searcher to narrow a search to very specific subject areas. It is updated annually.
Keywords and Indexes
- We provide a comprehensive set of 9300 thesaurus terms and 8449 lead ins. These are updated annually to ensure their relevance to current technologies.
- Important inorganic chemical information is indexed with Chemical Indexing.
- Important numerical information is indexed with Numerical Indexing.
- Astronomical objects are indexed with Astronomical Object Indexing.
- Treatment Codes.
We use Authority files for journals, author names and affiliations. In addition to the above we also have authority files for; thesaurus terms; classification codes; language; country, state and province; standard abbreviations for affiliations; numerical indexing quantities and units; and chemical indexing.
Citation linking is available via ISI Web of Knowledge, STN, Dialog, Datastar and Questel.Orbit.
Full Text Linking
Inspec is Open URL aware. Digital Object Identifiers (DOI's) are added to the database as they become available. 55 % of new records being added to the database have them. DOI's are included in Inspec records on Ovid, SilverPlatter, EBSCO, Engineering Village, ISI Web of Knowledge, Inspec Web, OCLC and Fiz-Technik.