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INSPEC and COMPENDEX Guide: Autostemming

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.


Stemming allows you to retrieve variants of a word using the word root as the stemming basis. Search terms are automatically stemmed in Quick Search except terms searched in the author field or terms that are truncated or entered in quotation marks or braces.

For example:
management returns managing, managed, manager, manage, managers, etc.


Click Autostemming off to disable this feature.

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