Collections Spotlight: Inspec Analytics Plus - A Research Analytics tool for Engineering, Physics and Computer Science

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March 19, 2024, 2 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what research is trending in your field, or how Syracuse University research compares to peer institutions?
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by Emily Hart, Science Librarian & Research Impact Lead

What is Inspec Analytics Plus?

Inspec Analytics Plus is a research intelligence and analytics tool focused on the fields of engineering, computer science, physics and technology, helping researchers and institutions answer questions like:

- What research are we producing, and what attention is it receiving?

- How does our research compare to our peer institutions?

- What research topics are trending in my field?

- What areas of research are the most likely to receive grant funding?

Why would I use Inspec Analytics Plus? How could it help me with my research?

As a researcher, it may be helpful to understand the attention your publications are receiving, to look at how your work compares to other researchers who could be competing for the same grants, or to identify potential collaborators or prolific researchers in your field. Inspec Analytics Plus analyzes data and auto-creates visualizations about trends in research, publications, authors, institutions, funding agencies, etc.

What content is included in Inspec Analytics Plus?

The Inspec Analytics Plus tool is based on content (publications, citation counts, authors/researchers, institutions, publishers, etc.) included in the IET’s database, Inspec, which is searchable via the database Engineering Village (access provided by SU Libraries). The Inspec database is one of the most definitive sources for discovering research in the fields of physics, electronics, computing and engineering.

Where can I access Inspec Analytics Plus?

Syracuse University Libraries subscribe to Inspec Analytics Plus and provide access to this tool, making it possible for all SU affiliated individuals to access this resource. The tool can be found on the Libraries’ A to Z database menu.

How can I learn more?

If you’re interested in learning more about Inspec Analytics Plus, try this helpful user guide, or reach out to the Libraries’ Research Impact Team ( To provide feedback or suggest a title to add to the collection, please complete the Resource Feedback Form.

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