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Technical Reports from the U.S. Government: Technical Reports
Various agencies of the federal government have produced technical reports. The resources in this guide have sought to identify, describe, and provide public access to technical reports.
Technical reports are produced by various individuals, agencies, and industries to communicate scientific and technical results. Typically quite specific and intended for an audience of fellow researchers, these materials provide a deeper look into varied technologies and developments.
Search government-sponsored reports and data hosted in this resource provided by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Materials available from 1904 to 2017. Not all items are available in full text.
Search U.S. government technical reports issued primarily prior to 1975 and digitized by engineering, science, and government documents librarians as part of the TRAIL working group. Special focus on the Atomic Energy Commission, Bureau of Mines, and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA), the precursor to NASA. Items are full-text.
This site is the official repository for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering Regulations (ERs), Engineering Circulars (ECs), Engineering Manuals (EMs) and technical reports/letters. Dates range from 1905 to 2017 with most materials from 1970 to 2017. Not all items are full-text.
WorldCat is very useful for locating historic government documents, and many records include SuDoc numbers, the call numbers used for government publications at the library. Note the SuDoc number and format and visit the Government Information Department to find it in our collections.