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Information for users new to the IET Digital Library

The IET Digital Library is an electronic collection of articles in Journals, Magazines and Conferences published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology. The IET Digital Library is hosted on the Scitation® platform, which is provided by AIP. There are different levels of access for our users:

  1. Visitors
    You can freely browse the table of contents and article abstracts of journals, magazines and conferences. You will be able to search accross the IET Digital library for articles of interest, or search particular publications, search by keyword, author or Inspec indexing and classification.
  2. Registered users
    You may already have a Scitation username and password, in which case you will be able to access enhanced features such as personalisation and table of contents alerts. It is free to register, and you may do so at any time.
  3. Subscribers
    You will be able to take full advantage of the site features and access the full-text PDFs of articles, in addition to the references. If your library subscribes to a particular journal, magazine or conference you will automatically receive access, otherwise you will be prompted to enter your username and password. Please note: This site does not currently support ATHENS login.

If you don’t have access through a subscription, you can purchase and download articles straight to your desktop in seconds using Quick Article Buy via Scitation’s fully integrated DocumentStore.

Information for users new to the Scitation® platform

Individuals, even those who access Scitation via institutional subscriptions, are encouraged to sign up now to become part of the Scitation® user community. It only takes a few mintues to register, and you simply provide a valid email address, your name, and professional affiliation. Once registered, you will be able to:

  • Search Scitation to quickly find full-text articles to match your research interests. Use the advanced search to locate particular authors, keywords in the title or abstract, and search by Inspec® indexing and classification.
  • Customise your Scitation entry page with exclusive, easy-to-use personalization tools, including myArticles and myPublications, two powerful components that allow you to navigate the system based on your journal preferences or interests.
  • Download properly formatted citations of every article on Scitation and export them into your bibliographic management software or directly into your manuscript or compuscript. Scitation supports downloading in these formats:
    • BibTEX (including RevTEX)
    • EndNote® (generic)
    • EndNote® (RIS)
    • Medline
    • RefWorks
    • plain text (ASCII)
  • Click on any author name throughout Scitation, to execute a search to find other articles by the same author. Searches can also be conducted on any issue from the table of contents (just click “Search this Issue”).

New for 2006
The following new features will be released throughout 2006:

  • New rapid communications journal Micro & Nano Letters
  • ‘E-first’ publishing of articles in an open issue as soon as they are ready
  • RSS feeds