Engaging, Interactive and Informative

Inspec includes abstracted publications from more than 500 different publishers, including society publishers such as IEEE, AIP, AIP and SPIE, commercial publishers such as Elsevier and Springer, university presses and government agencies.

Inspec also indexes more than 7.5 million conference items, plus preprints, books, dissertations, patents, reports and videos. 

Specialized Indexing and Inspec Classification

Expert-curated indexing includes thesaurus terms, free indexing, classification, treatment codes, numerical data indexing, chemical substance indexing, astronomical object indexing and IPC codes. Inspec Classification is a powerful search tool, which enables you to limit your search to predetermined sections of the Inspec database.

Within the core subject areas, Inspec provides significant coverage in related disciplines such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and many more. 

International Coverage

Access global, peer-reviewed material in publications from more than 68 countries from both English and non-English sources.

Inspec Analytics

Inspec Analytics is a dynamic research intelligence tool based on the IET’s Inspec database. Using semantic enrichment, Inspec Analytics enables research professionals to explore beyond the literature in Inspec to identify and compare research trends across thousands of organizations and scientific concepts at both local and global levels. With these insights, users can set the direction for their research outputs and monitor their impact.

A link to search Inspec Analytics appears on the EBSCOhost or EBSCO Discovery Service results page and in each detailed record. Users can click the link to launch Inspec Analytics in a new browser window.

Inspec Analytics is a winner of The Charleston Advisor’s Eighteenth Annual Reader’s Choice Award for Best New Product/Service.

Focus on Current Research Trends

Inspec is the source to turn to for information on current and developing research trends for related subject areas. The IET is registered as a Charity in England & Wales (no 211014) and Scotland (no SC038698).