Database spotlight: Inspec and IEEE Xplore

Inspec, a leading bibliographic database in the fields of electronics, physics, computer science and engineering, added its 12 millionth record in June 2011.Inspec logo

The 12-millionth item to be added to the database is about fuel cells – “A novel membrane for DMFC – Na2Ti3O7 nanotubes/Nafion composite membrane” by a team of scientists from China, Taiwan and the USA. It was published in the “International Journal of Hydrogen Energy”.

An abstract-only database, QUT Library’s coverage extends as far back as 1898 and also includes access to the Inspec Archive, which provides access to historical scientific records in the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics computing and control engineering. Remember, don’t discount abstract-only databases – in many cases, you’ll be linked to the full-text article in another QUT Library database.

IEEE Xplore Digital Library  is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers online database which currently holds 3 million technical documents, incuding journal articles, IEEEXplore imageconference proceedings, technical standards, and ebooks.

The milestone 3 millionth document, “Protecting Smart Grid Automation Systems Against Cyberattacks,” is an early access article published in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.  Authors of the paper are Dong Wei, and Yan Lu, two IEEE members from Siemens; Mohsen Jafari, an IEEE member from Rutgers University; Paul M. Skare, an IEEE member from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Kenneth Rohde from the Cyber Security Research and Development at the Idaho National Laboratory.

QUT Library’s indexing and full-text coverage of IEEE Xplore extends back to 1988, with selected full-text items accessible as far back as 1952.

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