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INSPEC and COMPENDEX Guide: Astronomical Indexing (1995-Present)

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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Astronomical Indexing (1995-Present)

Enter your search term(s) followed by wn AI. This option allows you to search INSPEC using the following Astronomical Object designations to improve search efficiency:

  • Name-based acronyms
    For example: LMC wn AI (Large Magellanic Cloud)
  • Catalog-based acronyms including their catalog entry name
    For example: "HR 3237" wn AI
  • Positional information
    For example: "4U 0115+63" wn AI
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