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Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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Technical reports

Some Technical Report Resources Sites:

  • EPA NSCEP / National Service Center for Environmental Publications
  • (International Atomic Energy Agency)
  • RITA (Research and Innovative Technology Administration, National Transportation Library)
  • TRAIL Technical Report Archives and Image Library
  • TRID (TRIS - the TRIS and ITRD Database Online)
  • SciTech Connect  SciTech Connect consolidates the contents of OSTI's Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database

Characteristics of Technical Reports


Library of Congress - About Technical Reports & Standards

  • The content is not published via typical commercial channels (instead the reports are issued or sponsored by government agencies, associations & societies, Councils, Foundations, laboratories, universities, etc.).
  • The format provides rapid communication of new research results.
  • The reports are disseminated to a targeted audience.
  • The reports include detailed methodology and data in order to facilitate review of research results by others.
  • Publications are typically not peer reviewed, but generally are the result of another selection process (grant, contract, or institutional affiliation).
  • Corporate authorship is typically emphasized