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Definitive A&I resource for engineering and physics researchers from the Institution of Engineering and Technology comes to the ProQuest platform

ANN ARBOR, MI, April 6, 2016 – Universities can now offer access to the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) renowned Inspec database via the award-winning ProQuest platform.

Created by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), Inspec is one of the world’s most definitive sources of specialized scientific and technical literature, containing more than 16 million abstracts and indexing records. This rich A&I content continues to be available to corporate researchers via ProQuest Dialog. University researchers can now access Inspec through the award-winning ProQuest platform, which enables it to be cross-searched with hundreds of other databases on the ProQuest platform – including full-text content in ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global and the SciTech Premium Collection.

Inspec, an insightful and diverse bibliographic database, covers the core engineering and technology subject areas of physics, electrical engineering, electronics, communications, control engineering, computing, information technology, manufacturing, production and mechanical engineering. In addition, Inspec provides significant coverage in related disciplines such as materials science, oceanography, nuclear engineering, geophysics, biomedical engineering and many more.

“IET is very pleased to be able to offer the Inspec service on the ProQuest platform, in furtherance of its objective to disseminate high quality engineering information to the widest possible audience,” said Daniel Smith, Head of Academic Publishing at the IET. “As the scientific and technical literature continues to grow, we believe Inspec provides researchers with a highly developed tool, allowing them to increase the efficiency of their information discovery”.

“Inspec has been a very valuable asset to our corporate customers on ProQuest Dialog. We are now excited to bring Inspec to our academic customers on the ProQuest platform,” said Niels Dam, Vice-President of Product Management, ProQuest. “The combination of Inspec with our aggregated SciTech Premium Collection and other relevant content will provide our academic customers with a compelling science and technology research offering. Faculty and students will benefit greatly from the diverse and essential research information such as full-text journals, dissertations, scholar profiles and conference proceedings that this powerful search combination delivers across a wide range of fields within science and technology.”

About the IET

The IET is working to engineer a better world. It is one of the world’s largest organisations for engineers and technicians with over 167,000 members in 127 countries around the world. The IET’s mission is to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community, supporting technology innovation to meet the needs of society. The IET is the Professional Home for Life® for engineers and technicians, and a trusted source of engineering intelligence and thought leadership.

The IET Inspec database contains close to 16 million abstract and indexing references to journal articles, conference proceedings and technical reports in the fields of science and technology, and provides access to the world's largest specialised online archive of engineering and technology content.

The IET’s portfolio of research and letters journals and monographs (print and eBook) are available online through the IET Digital Library together with conference proceedings, seminar digests and magazines.

About ProQuest (

ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company’s products are a gateway to the world’s knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. ProQuest technologies serve users across the critical points in research, helping them discover, access, share, create and manage information.

The company’s cloud-based technologies offer flexible solutions for librarians, students and researchers through the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Coutts® information services, Dialog®, ebrary®, EBL™, and SIPX® businesses – and notable research tools such as the Summon® discovery service, the RefWorks® citation and reference management platform, MyiLibrary® ebook platform, the Pivot® research development tool and Intota™. The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.

06 April 2016

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