IEEE Xplore Goes Mobile, Speeds Up, and Adds New Physics Titles

Xplore users can search for content on their cell phones, enjoy 250 000 new applied physics articles

6 October 2009

Now you not only can search the IEEE Xplore digital library on your mobile device, you also can find them faster. And there’s new content to search for with the recent addition of 250 000 applied physics articles.

A search can be performed using a cellphone or any other mobile device that can access the Internet. Just type http://m.ieeexplore.ieee.org into your device’s browser to get to Mobile Xplore. Then type your search term in the search field and click the Go button. The results display includes up to 10 article abstracts with citations, sorted by relevance. To read the full text, e-mail yourself the article’s URL by clicking on the E-mail Link beneath the abstract.

Meanwhile, accessing IEEE Xplore is much faster thanks to an infrastructure software upgrade earlier this year that has reduced the average response time from 6 seconds to 2.3 seconds.

NEW PACKAGE, TOO
IEEE has teamed up with two physics organizations, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) and AVS (formerly the American Vacuum Society) to offer a new IEEE Xplore subscription package. The AIP/AVS Applied Physics Library package contains more than 250 000 articles from Applied Physics Letters, the Journal of Applied Physics, and the Review of Scientific Instruments, all from the AIP; and the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films and the Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures, both from AVS. The journals all feature information of interest to IEEE members.

“The five journals contain quality technical research relevant to those working in the fields of semiconductors, aerospace, automotive technology, computer hardware, and electronics, among others,” says IEEE Life Senior Member Jon Rokne, vice president of IEEE Publication Services and Products.

This isn’t IEEE’s first collaboration with AIP and AVS. For example, the magazine Computing in Science and Engineering has been published jointly by the IEEE Computer Society and the AIP since 1999. The three organizations worked together with other science and engineering societies to create Scitopia.org, a free, federated search portal launched in 2007.

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