Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts 1898-1968

Produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Inspec Archive – Science Abstracts 1898-1968 is a leading bibliographic archive covering 70 years of international scientific and technical literature. Abstracts cover physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computing and control engineering.

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At a Glance


Content Includes:

  • More than 830,000 records spanning over 70 years
  • Indexed abstracts to articles, books, reports and dissertations
  • Extended abstracts that include diagrams, tables, proofs and graphs

This extensive archive indexes historic research from notable scientists and engineers including Albert Einstein, Guglielmo Marconi, Max Planck and Marie Curie, as well as lesser-known scientists. It serves as a valuable tool in determining the validity of patents. 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology is registered as a Charity in England & Wales (no 211014) and Scotland (no SC038698).

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