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Inspec Direct is the information tool that every corporate, industrial, government and academic researcher should be using in their quest for critical data.

As the major multi-disciplinary resource that locates quality global scientific and engineering literature, the Inspec database provides essential information that meets the needs of research professionals.

Spanning 110 years of scientific research and containing over 14 million abstracts and subject indexing to peer reviewed and high quality literature, Inspec delivers comprehensive authoritative information that accelerates research and innovation.

Who should use Inspec Direct?

  • Engineers, scientists, physicists and IT professionals
  • Academics, researchers and students
  • Librarians and information scientists
  • Patent specialists, agents and lawyers
  • Consultants, business analysts, bankers and investors

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What does Inspec provide?

Inspec Direct will give you comprehensive coverage of global scientific and engineering literature, essential for all your research and academic projects. It is ideal for:

  • Maintaining current awareness
    An alerts service will keep you abreast of current developments in your specialisation
  • New product information
    Allows you to monitor new developments and products
  • Competitive Intelligence
    Track your competitor movements and stay one step ahead
  • Technological forecasting
    Extract and analyse technological growth patterns
  • Patent-related Searching
  • Key data analysis
    The data-mining function allows you to analyse data by a wide variety of parameters Check your ideas are really new

And all this on an intuitive search platform that ensures fast delivery of accurate and comprehensive results, saving you time and money.

Content and coverage

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

Features and functionality 

  • Powerful searching
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Browse Inspec taxonomies
  • Advanced results processing
  • Personalisation and more
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