A legacy of excellence
Inspec has been delivering access to essential engineering intelligence since 1969, when it quickly gained a reputation for being one of the most authoritative tools for accessing scientific literature across engineering, physics and computer science. Renowned for its speed and accuracy, IET Inspec has become an essential discovery tool for numerous prestigious institutions, serving tens of thousands of users around the world as their definitive bibliographic database.
Jump forward half a century and the innovation that inspired the creation of the original Inspec is still in force as we look to utilise the latest in semantic technologies to deliver greater value to the engineering community. We’re combining high-spec technology with Inspec’s world-renowned indexing capabilities to deliver Inspec Analytics; a dynamic new solution to meet a wide range of needs for engineering professionals, librarians, researchers and students.
Engineering is global and increasingly multi-disciplinary so generating the next hot topic of research or a distinct competitive advantage becomes ever more challenging.
By combining semantic technology with Inspec’s renowned index, we have created the Inspec knowledge graph, adding relationships between institutions, authors, articles and concepts. Using this navigable map of science, Inspec Analytics offers new views and functionality to take you beyond the literature to dig deeper into the connected networks of scientific research, derive new insights and identify trends and patterns which were previously locked away.
Use Inspec Analytics to answer complex questions such as:
- What is the research output from my specific institution for a particular field?
- How am I connected to the leading authors in a particular field?
- In which journals have my peers published?
- What concepts are related to my area of expertise?
- How has research within a specific area changed over time?
- What are the newest cross disciplinary areas I should be aware of?
Inspec Analytics is included with the Inspec subscription.
Inspec Analytics is continuously evolving and advancing, providing new query types, new visualisations and new report tools. New features to look out for include functionality to share detailed reports and track the publications of peers.