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Inspec Archive 1898 - 1968

The Inspec Archive file complements the main Inspec database with extending coverage from 1898 -1968. It represents the digitised version of the original Science Abstracts series:

  • Science Abstracts (1898 – 1902)
  • Science Abstracts: A – Physics Abstracts (1903 – 1968)
  • Science Abstracts: B – Electrical Engineering Abstracts (1903 – 1965)
  • Science Abstracts: B – Electrical & Electronics Abstracts (1966 – 1968)
  • Science Abstracts: C – Control Abstracts (1966 – 1968)

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Features

The Inspec Archive comprises:

  • Over 873,700 indexed abstracts to journal articles, conference proceedings, books, reports and dissertations
  • Abstracts that are much longer than present day records that often contain diagrams and complex mathematical proof
  • Tables, graphs and figures from the original source document in many of the earlier records
  • The original indexing and classifications
  • Enhancements to the indexing in the form of current day Inspec Thesauarus terms and Classification codes

Benefits

The Archive makes it easy to locate references to historic research and engineering breakthroughs from hundreds of scientists and engineers, including nobel prize winners such as Marie Curie, Albert Einstein and Guglielmo Marconi. It also gives access to often forgotten works (sometimes known as ‘Sleeping Beauties’) that may be of use in assessing the validity of current patents. An idea suggested many years ago that was not developed then, may be of relevance today.

Content and coverage

  • Physics
  • Electrical & electronic engineering
  • Communications
  • Computer science
  • Control Engineering
  • Information technology

Content and coverage

  • Physics
  • Electrical & electronic engineering
  • Communications
  • Computer science
  • Control Engineering
  • Information technology
 
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