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INSPEC and COMPENDEX Guide: Exact Phrase Search

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.

Exact Phrase Searching

To search for an exact phrase enter the terms in quotation marks or braces {}.

For example:
"International Space Station"
{solar energy}


Truncation cannot be used with exact phrase searching. See also Truncation.

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