Resource of the Month
Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features
a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting,
under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and
resources. You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on
this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a
workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at
If you are
interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month,"
Engineering Village 2™
provide online information and support to
engineering researchers, faculty, and students.
Search a broad range of topics within the engineering, scientific,
technical, and applied science disciplines. The combined database
begins coverage in 1969 and is updated weekly.
Compendex & Inspec
Workshops in Room 217
10:00 a.m. -
2:00 p.m. -
The workshop is free and
although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there
are enough handouts. For more information or to register, contact
William Baer, Engineering Librarian at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-5082.
How Do I
Access Compendex and Inspec?
There is a
link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources /
Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under
the subject links or the alphabetic links (http://library.wichita.edu/colldev/electrondatabase.htm).
If you are accessing
Compendex and Inspec
from off-campus you will be prompted to
enter your myWSU ID number and password for authentication
I Use Compendex and Inspec?
Engineering researchers, faculty and
students can search Compendex and Inspec together or separately on Ei
Engineering Village2. Both serve as a resource for current
awareness, industry trends and forecasts, new technology information,
and competitive intelligence. They are updated weekly, each with
over 35 years of literature.
Compendex provides access to worldwide
engineering literature with nine million records that reference more
than 5,000 scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and trade
magazines. It includes international literature published in over
80 countries and in multiple languages. Subject coverage includes:
general engineering, mechanical engineering, mining engineering,
electrical engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering.
Inspec provides extensive coverage of
scientific and technical literature in the fields of electrical
engineering, electronics, computer science, and physics. It is
produced by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Inspec is comprised of over 9 million records in the form of conference
proceedings, scientific and technical journals, reports dissertations,
and books. Subject coverage includes: physics; information
technology; electronics and electrical; computing and control; and
manufacturing and production.
of Compendex and Inspec
Spans over 37 years of literature
Over 5,600 journals and conference proceedings indexed each year
Publications from over 55 countries
Over 400,000 records added annually
Compendex Quick Reference Guide:
http://www.ei.org/documents/usergd.pdfCompendex Data Sheet:
Inspec Quick Reference Guide:
Inspec Data Sheet:
For assistance with Compendex or
Inspec, contact Wichita State University Libraries'
Research Services Desk at 978-3584.