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 Summary Sheet


Producer: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK
Coverage:Selected records from across the coverage of INSPEC
File Size: 100.041 records
Updates:  Static file
File Type:Bibliographic, Learning
ContentEngineering, physics, electronics, computing

LINSPEC is a training database for learning how to use the INSPEC database. INSPEC, The Database for Physics, Electronics and Computing, is a bibliographic database providing access to the worldwide literature on physics, electrical engineering and electronics, control theory and technology, computers and computing. Citations, with abstracts, are in English. Bibliographic information, indexing terms, abstracts, property information, and element terms are all searchable. A Physical Properties thesaurus and the INSPEC thesaurus are available online. INSPEC corresponds to Physics Abstracts, Electrical & Electronics Abstracts and Computer & Control Ab­stracts.


The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Michael Faraday House, Six Hills Way
Stevenage, Herts, SG1 2AY, U.K.
Phone: +44 1438 313311 (general)
Phone: +44 1438 767279 (Help Desk)
Fax: +44 1438 767339
Email: inspec(at)theiet(dot)org
Copyright Holder
(For Europe and outside the Americas)

For North, South and Central America:
379 Thornall Street
Edison, NJ 08837 USA
Phone: +1 732 321 5575
Fax: +1 732 321 5702
Email: inspec(at)inspecinc(dot)com

Usage Terms

The following database producer's special conditions for use of his database(s) apply to your use of the LINSPEC file on STN.

I. General Part

1. Scope:
Section 2 to 4 of these conditions apply to all databases offered via STN Karlsruhe as far as no differing regulations are specified under II. Special Part

2. Customers:
A customer is an individual or an institution (i.e. a legal body such as a university, public authority, company) for whom online access has been ordered.

3. Search Results:
All rights are reserved.

Search results delivered online or offline are only for internal (own) use of the customer. No written permission of the database producer is required if search results delivered to the customer in computer-readable form are used only for internal purposes of the customer, i.e. printed, processed, modified, or linked with other data (e.g. for creating a database). The customer must observe the copyright of the database producer. Results from searches carried out by the customer on request, or on behalf of individuals or institutions (see under 2.) outside his own institution (third parties) may only be given to them for explicit internal use. The transmitted search results must include the database producer's copyright. For safety purposes, the customer may keep a copy of the results obtained from a search carried out for third parties. The customer must obtain database producer's specific written permission for any further uses of search results obtained for third parties, particularly for the transmission of search results in electronic form or their distribution in hardcopy, e.g. sale, loan, license, or free charge. The customer must do his/her best efforts in preventing a theft or inadvertent illicit dissemination of the records.

4. Warranty and Liability:The database producers shall use their best efforts to deliver correct information in their databases, however, they do not accept warrenty and liability for completeness, accuracy and timeliness unless set out differently in II. Special Part.


II. Special Part

LINSPEC data may not be duplicated in hard-copy or machine-readable form without written authorisation from the Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, except that limited reproduction of printed output up to twenty-five (25) copies is permitted for distribution within the customer organisation only. Under no circumstances may copies made under this provision be offered for resale.