UC now has access to IEEE Xplore, a browse and search interface providing full-text access to IEEE transactions, journals, magazines and conference proceedings published since 1988 and all current IEEE standards.  It also includes IEE publications for the same time period.  [IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; IEE is its British counterpart: the Institution of Electrical Engineers.]  IEEE Xplore can be found at [ http://www.ieee.org/ieeexplore/ ].  Full text is currently provided in PDF format and future plans include the provision of IEEE journal articles in HTML format from 1996 forward (in addition to the pdf) and interactive reference linking to IEEE articles.  [The HTML content will be loaded in phases during 2000.]

Links to IEEE/IEE publications from the CDL-hosted INSPEC database will continue as before and searching via INSPEC will remain the best overall approach for UC users who wish to cast a wider net than IEEE/IEE publications alone.  UC’s access to IEEE Xplore is in addition to its traditional access to IEEE/IEE publications via links in the CDL-hosted INSPEC database.