Inspec® Archive now available on Engineering Village 2™

Platform provides researchers greatest access to historic engineering discovery

Hoboken, NJ, 2 November 2004 – Elsevier Engineering Information announces the availability of the IEE’s Inspec Archive to the Engineering Village 2™ discovery platform, the premiere web-based platform for the engineering community. The Inspec Archive is the result of the digitization and enhancement of the Science Abstracts Journals, which date from 1898 and cover published literature in physics, electrical engineering, and computing and control. Inspec is the world leading bibliographic database providing global coverage of scientific and technical literature in the fields of physics, electrical engineering, electronics and computer science.The Science Abstract Journals are the print predecessors to the Inspec bibliographic database.

The Inspec Archive spans 176 print volumes, over 140,000 pages and results in over 870,000 fully digitized records, all containing original indexing, abstracts, figures and graphs which appear in the original print versions. Historic citations relating to publication by Robert Goddard, Albert Einstein and Max Planck highlight the notable works found throughout the archive.

Engineering Village 2 supports seamless searching of the Inspec Archive with the Inspec database. By allowing researchers to combine searches of the Inspec Archive with The Engineering Index® Backfile, Engineering Village 2 offers access to the greatest available electronic body of engineering literature. Combined, the collections contain over 2.5 million historical records and date to the 1880’s.

“Researchers benefit by applying findings from recent publication and older discovery to their work,” said Rafael Sidi, Elsevier Engineering Information’s Vice President of Publishing, Engineering. “Engineering Village 2’s goal is to provide researchers with the information sources and tools to aid them in their work, and the addition of the Inspec Archive is yet another way to accomplish this.”

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About Elsevier Engineering Information
Elsevier Engineering Information is a leading provider of information solutions and discovery tools that meet the needs of the engineering and applied physical science communities. Elsevier Engineering Information publishes six bibliographic databases including Compendex®, Chimica®, Chemical Business NewsBase® and PaperChem®, and provides the online discovery platform Engineering Village 2™.

About Elsevier
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Research Intelligence and ClinicalKey— and publishes over 2,500 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and more than 35,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.elsevier.com