Inspec has been the definitive engineering and physics research database for over 50 years.  Produced by The Institution of Engineering and Technology, Inspec, is a comprehensive index to the global journal and proceedings literature in physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, and information technology. Updated weekly, Inspec provides data from journals, conferences and other sources including books, reports, dissertations and videos.

When connected to the multidisciplinary citations on the Web of Science™ platform, Inspec becomes so much more. Nearly every discovery is influenced by earlier research, both in its subject area and in related fields, and a publication can have significant influence and impact on other research after is has been published. No other platform has a full citation network to accurately and confidently connect you to the highest quality multidisciplinary research.

Inspec on Web of Science coverage:

18.7 M

records back to 1969​

890 K

records added in 2018​

4.3 K+


3 K+

conferences, books, reports, dissertations​

700 +


> 10 %

open access


Optional Archive adds 873k records back to 1898​

Why use Inspec on Web of Science?

Why use Inspec on Web of Science?

  1. Broader citation connections
    Only on Web of Science can you track citation impact for Inspec’s indexed articles and easily navigate to all citing articles across the Web of Science platform.
  2. Connect to the Core Collection
    Connect Inspec to Web of Science Core Collection™ – the world’s only true citation index – with over 21,000 carefully selected journals and more than 1.5 billion citation connections across the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
  3. ‘All Database’ searching
    Run an ‘All Database’ search to include Inspec alongside your institution’s full Web of Science subscription to see everything in your subject specialty and beyond
  4. Access trusted full text
    Easily identify, filter and access Open Access articles in Inspec, and get one-click access to Open Access and subscribed articles with EndNote™ Click.
  5. Visual results analysis
    Explore trends and gain unique insights into your search results with Web of Science’s intuitive visual analysis tool.


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