Use these tips and strategies to help you search INSPEC & COMPENDEX.
The INSPEC database does not use authors first names, but only their initials. To search on an author name, enter last name, comma, then a space followed by their initial(s)
White, A. A.
Author names can be truncated by using the asterisk *, so Jones, A*will return Jones, A.A., Jones, A.B., Jones, A.C., etc.
This strategy can lead to false hits because there are many authors with the same last name and initial. A good strategy when searching for an author is to use the author look-up index. See the Look-Up Indexes section for further details.