New Databases: Inspec and Derwent Innovations Index


University Libraries has purchased access to these online databases from Clarivate:


Inspec is a comprehensive index of global  journal and conference proceedings in physics, electrical/electronic engineering, computing, control engineering, and information technology. Updated weekly, Inspec provides data  from journals, conferences and other sources including books,  reports, dissertations, and videos. The index is also integrated into Web of Science for simultaneous multidisciplinary citation searching. Incorporates over 21,000 journals and more than 1.5 billion citation connections.

Derwent Innovations Index

Derwent Innovations Index facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering. This database includes descriptive information and coding to discover all relevant inventions and quickly grasp a patent’s significance and its relationship to other patents. The index is also integrated into Web of Science for simultaneous searching, and covers more than 14.3 million basic inventions from almost 60 worldwide patent-issuing authorities from 1963 to present.

For a complete list of databases available through the University Libraries, visit our A-Z Database guide.

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