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INSPEC and COMPENDEX Guide: Searching INSPEC & COMPENDEX

INSPEC covers physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computers and computing, robotics, and information technology. COMPENDEX comprehensively covers the broad subject areas of engineering and applied science.

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Use these tips and strategies to help you search INSPEC & COMPENDEX.

Searching

The database automatically starts you in the Quick Search form, as shown below.
 
Quick Search Form
 

Select the database(s) you want to search. (You can search both Inspec and Compendex concurrently if you wish to by either checking the ALL box or checking both databases.)

Enter search term(s) in one or more of the SEARCH FOR textboxes. You may search a term in a specific field by selecting the field from the SEARCH IN pull-down menu to the right of the textbox. The three search boxes available allow you to combine terms using Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT. To execute your search click on the SEARCH button.

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