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Research Guide for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Contact Bette Finn for quick and in-depth database search assistance for GTRI researchers

  • For one-on-one free customized quick and in-depth assistance searching the GT Library's databases and the access controlled DTIC R&E Gateway technical report databases, please contact Bette Finn, your GTRI Subject Librarian, at
  • Additional GTRI databases

Technical reports

  • The Georgia Tech Library offers to GTRI researchers free mediated searches of the U.S. Department of Defense DTIC R&E Gateway access controlled technical reports databases. For further information contact Bette Finn, email:

Many NTIS database records link to full text PDFs of government research reports and documents. Included in the Library's subscription; "Full text" icon then NTRL's PDF upper left.

Georgia Tech Library subscription standards databases

The ASTM Compass standards database includes selected standards for AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials), AATCC (American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists), API (American Petroleum Institute), AWWA (American Water Works Association), AENOR (Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación; UNE is the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification), AWS (American Welding Society).

Selected standards vendors. Standards for purchase (single users)

Standards Guide

Dissertations and theses. GT Library databases

  • GT Library Catalog.  Includes links to full text Georgia Tech student dissertations and theses. "GT Theses & Dissertations" is a subset of the GT Library Catalog.

Patent Databases

  • USPTO. Patent Public Search (for U.S. patents and published applications). United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Espacenet (for worldwide patent publications). European Patent Office (EPO)

Tabs for Patent search, Patent applications, Patent analytic tools, Georgia Tech related resources, Patent related training