||INSPEC is now available
on the campus network. The database is the electronic version of
the following printed abstracts: Physics Abstracts, Electrical and
Electronics Abstracts, and Computer and Control Abstracts.
Previously available only on CD-ROM workstations in Crerar Library
and Eckhart Library, this electronic resource is now accessible
from any networked workstation, on- or off-campus. Produced by the
Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and vended in the U.S. by
the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE),
INSPEC provides a wide variety of information of interest to
physicists, engineers, information specialists, researchers, and
Topics include physics, astrophysics, chemical physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computer science and computer engineering, and information technology. Journals, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, symposia, and technical reports are among the printed materials indexed.
The database contains over five million records and is updated weekly. Coverage of INSPEC is extensive and spans 1969 to the present. The database may be searched by author, author affiliation, conference title, descriptors and identifiers (subject headings), ISSN/ISBN, report number, title keywords, and publication date.
Faculty and students can connect to INSPEC by selecting it from any Library web page which has a link included on it, including the Science Libraries Division Home Page on LibInfo, at ..Libraries/Science/>www.lib.uchicago.edu/LibInfo/Libraries/Science/, which lists INSPEC and provides numerous links to other research resources. No password or ID is required when logging in through LibInfo from a University of Chicago network connection. Users are requested to logoff when finished with their searches, in order to free their search sessions for other users.
For more information, for assistance using INSPEC, or to schedule a Library instruction session for graduate or undergraduate students on how to most effectively search INSPEC, contact Fritz Whitcomb, Librarian for Networked Resources, Crerar Library, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 702-8552.