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INSPEC and COMPENDEX Guide: Stop Words

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.

Stop Words

If you need to search for a phrase that contains stop words (and, or, not, near) place the phrase within braces or quotation marks.

For Example:

{block and tackle}
"water craft parts and equipment"
{near earth objects}

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