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INSPEC and COMPENDEX Guide: Overview

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.

How To Find INSPEC & COMPENDEX

1. Go to the Science and Engineering Libraries page at: http://www.library.upenn.edu/scitech

2. Type the name of either INSPEC or COMPENDEX into the FindIt box at the top of the screen.

Welcome to the INSPEC & COMPENDEX Guide!

This guide will show you how to use Inspec and Compendex databases. 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.
They both cover scientific and technical journals, conference proceedings, reports, dissertations and books.
 
The INSPEC and COMPENDEX databases are both searchable from the same interface, and you can search the databases individually or together.
 

Getting Started

Use the tabs at the top of this page to get started.

 

INSPEC and COMPENDEX Search Field

 

Subject Guide

Lauren Gala