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November 15, 2005

Inspec Archive Available via EBSCOhost

.: From today's KnowledgeSpeak Newsletter:

EBSCO Publishing has announced the availability of the new database, Inspec Archive - Science Abstracts 1898-1968, via its EBSCOhost platform. Inspec is considered a key addition to the company's existing database, as it caters to all institutions that perform research in the fields of computer science, engineering, physics and other sciences.

Created by the Institution of Electrical Engineers, Inspec Archive allows access to the digitised version of the complete compilation of Science Abstracts Journals, which was the precedent of the existing Inspec database. With coverage spanning 1898 to 1968, the database comprises more than 870,000 records with original classifications. Inspec Archive indexing supports the present Inspec Thesaurus Terms and Inspec Classification Codes. The supplementary indexing provides both Inspec and Inspec Archive users with a seamless search facility.

The new database offers lengthier abstracts inclusive of figures, graphs and tables from the original document. It also features books, conference proceedings, reports and theses. Institutions can access Inspec and Inspec Archive simultaneously through EBSCOhost.