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What are technical reports?

Technical reports communicate the progress of government-sponsored and privately-funded research in the fields of technology and science. They are often highly detailed and directed toward a specialized audience.

Identifying technical reports

Technical reports may be difficult to identify because there is no central coordination for dissemination and publication. The report series code—a series of letters and numbers assigned by the issuing agency—can be useful for identifying and finding technical reports.

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Science.gov
Search more than 200 million pages of science information and R&D results multiple U.S. government agencies. Also provides the list of specialized U.S. government databases you can search individually.

National Technical Information Service
Find scientific, technical, engineering and business reports from U.S. federal agencies available through the Public Access National Technical Reports Library.

TRAIL (Technical Report Archive and Image Library)
Find U.S. government technical reports in technology and science issued prior to 1976.

WorldWideScience.org
Search national and international scientific databases. Provides real-time searching and translation of globally-dispersed multilingual scientific literature.