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Technical Reports

Research Guide for Technical Reports

Selected Technical Report Databases

Georgia Tech Library's NTIS subscription database includes citations and abstracts from unclassified government-sponsored research reports from the Departments of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, EPA, and other federal agencies. Many NTIS records link to full text; click on the NTIS "Full text" icon to link directly to the NTRL record which has a full text PDF icon. Engineering Village platform.

Search box - top of screen "Search this site, DoD S&T Reports, and more." The Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Public Technical Reports database provides access to citations of unclassified, unlimited distribution documents, as well as the free electronic full-text of selected public documents.

ERIC is a free searchable, internet-based bibliographic and full-text database of education research and information. ERIC indexes education research found in journal articles, books, and grey literature (including educational technical reports). ERIC Thesaurus. ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) corresponds to the printed indexes of RIE (Resources in Education) and CIJE (Current Index to Journals in Education). ERIC can also be searched on the Georgia Tech Library ProQuest subscription platform (ProQuest top row "Change databases") and on the subscription EBSCO database.

National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). The Department of Commerce National Technical Information Service (NTIS) offers the American public free public access to a searchable online database of federal science and technology reports through their National Technical Reports Library (NTRL; selected full text). Georgia Tech students and faculty/staff: use the subscription NTIS database, which links to many full text NTRL technical reports using the NTIS record "Full text" icon.

Provides access to NASA aerospace information and domestic and international STI (scientific and technical information) pertinent to NASA's missions. Contains the searchable CASITRS (RECONselect) and NACA Technical Reports databases and databases from selected space and aeronautics centers. Includes research reports, journal articles, conference and meeting papers, technical videos, operational documents, and preliminary data (with some full-text coverage). Coverage begins with 1917.

OSTI.GOV is the primary search tool for DOE (Department of Energy) science, technology, and engineering research and development results and the organizational hub for information about the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information.  It consolidates OSTI's home page and the retired primary search tool SciTech Connect. OSTI.GOV makes discoverable over 70 years of research results from DOE and its predecessor agencies and indexes (Nuclear Science Abstracts, Energy Science and Technology, Energy Research Abstracts). Research results include journal articles/accepted manuscripts and related metadata; technical reports; scientific research datasets and collections; scientific software; patents; conference and workshop papers; books and theses; and multimedia.  OSTI.GOV contains over 3 million records. Can "Refine by" after a search (or "modify this search") such as "Resource Type - Technical Report." Top search box, drop down menu: "Advanced Search Options" -- all fields, title, author/contributor ... More Options such as Resource Type - Technical Report, Publication Date, etc.

Transportation. Can filter results: "Result Type" - "Reports, books, and collections"

ILLiad Interlibrary Loan for Georgia Tech Students and Faculty/Staff

For individual technical reports not available online full text, Georgia Tech students and faculty/staff can request copies of technical reports by filling out an ILLiad request form.