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License Begins: 
January 1, 2021
License Ends: 
December 31, 2021

Inspec is an abstracting and indexing database for physics, electrical engineering, electronics, computer science, mechanical, production and manufacturing information. Produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), its 13.6 million specially-selected records are precise, targeted and relevant.

When Inspec is accessed on Engineering Village, users can save time and boost their productivity. Searching Inspec on Engineering Village allows users to save their searches along with results from other databases. Email alerts and RSS feed options also provide users with updates in their chosen areas of interest when new information is added to Inspec. With over 930,000 new records added annually, researchers have confidence that they have access to the very latest information in their field.

Inspec Archive

COPPUL's license includes access to the Inspec Archive, which provides coverage from 1898 to 1968. These records have been digitized and indexed for fast, effective searches by subject classification. Users can quickly find published references to historical breakthroughs, through abstracts of the period’s most influential books, journals, reports, dissertations and conference proceedings.

Content Producer: 
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
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Chron coverage: 
Archive 1898 to 1968; 1969-present
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Multi-Year Contract: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Multi-Year Notes: 

18-19 start of new 3 year multi-year. All on 3 year except Manitoba 1 year

Notes on Subscribers: 

16-17 Regina cancels

15-16 - Calgary, SFU cancel

17-18 University of New Brunswick joins

20-21 University of Alberta and University of Manitoba cancel