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What are Technical Reports?

Technical reports are "one type of literature commonly referred to as gray literature…defined as 'information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial printing'." (Osif, 2006)

Reports are official literature, often government funded, from all engineering disciplines.
Source: Osif, B.A. (2006). Using the engineering literature. New York: Routledge.

Obtaining Technical Reports

Some (but not all) technical reports can be obtained in print in the collections at Sexton Library and at other Novanet libraries. Technical reports that are not available in full text on the web or in Novanet libraries may be ordered through document delivery (certain restrictions apply).

To find titles of reports, search the technical reports databases. You may also want to consult an organization‟s website. Some of these databases provide full text access to the reports, while others only provide citations.

Technical Report Indexes

Full Text Technical Reports on the Web

Links to Other Technical Reports Guides