Engineering flagship database Inspec reaches milestone 20 million total records
The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Inspec database has reached over 20 million indexed records throughout its 50-year history.Since Inspec’s launch in 1969, it has become a definitive database for subject-specific and interdisciplinary research in the fields of engineering, physics and computer science.As the role of scholarly communications has evolved over time, the innovation that inspired the creation of the original Inspec is still in force. Owing to its rigorous content selection and the precision and accuracy of its indexing, Inspec ensures that trustworthy content is easily discoverable to a global audience of research universities, corporate research teams, governments and patent offices.
Inspec is ISO 9001:2015 certified, an international standard dedicated to quality management systems, for the quality of its production process. Inspec carefully classifies content using 5-levels of subject classification codes. Each record in Inspec is indexed by subject specialists using over 3,500 subject classifications and nearly 10,000 controlled terms. This level of sophisticated indexing ensures users can easily search this vast content collection to find highly relevant literature precisely and comprehensively.