User levels

  • Guests have access to basic Abstracts and all tables of contents. Guests may also conduct free keyword searches based on content of Abstracts
  • IEEE Members have access to enriched abstracts (AbstractPlus) and all tables of contents. Members may also conduct searches based on any content field, and access their personal subscriptions online
  • IEEE users at subscribing institutions: Full-text access rights are based on institution's subscription. All corporate, government and university subscribers have access to multiple search and browse options, enriched abstract/citation records and all tables of contents.


Whether you are an IEEE member searching for information for your next project or a librarian serving a diverse group of users, your research will benefit from:

  • The world's most highly cited journals in technology
  • Nearly 2 million full-text documents
  • Full-text, searchable PDFs
  • Full INSPEC abstract and citation records
  • Full-text HTML for select issues of IEEE Spectrum and Proceedings of the IEEE
  • Weekly content updates—12,500+ new papers every month
  • Multiple search options:
    • Basic Search—type in a key word or phrase—the IEEE Xplore digital library writes the query for you
    • Advanced Search—construct complex search queries employing a variety of operators
    • Author Search—find articles even when you are unsure how to spell the author's name
    • Search only the latest content update
    • Session history, allowing you to view, edit and re-run your recent searches
    • Select citations to print, e-mail or download directly from search results
  • Context-sensitive online help
  • Interactive reference linking
  • Free e-mail alerts letting you know when new journal, transaction, and magazine issues are posted online

Additional advantages for institutional customers

  • Linking to Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs)
  • Unlimited article printing at no extra cost
  • IP or password authentication, with dynamic welcome screen
  • Option to search subscribed content only
  • Expert technical support from
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