Research Guide for Technical Reports
Georgia Tech Library
Subject Librarians for expert reference and search assistance (with GT courses, etc.)
For quick questions - Need Help?
An "on-call librarian" is available Monday through Friday, between 11:00am and 5:00pm (ask at the Library Services Desk 1st floor west 404-894-4530).
The authors of this Guide used significant material from a previous Georgia Tech Library Research Guide written by Mary-Frances Panettiere. Kathy Tomajko wrote the Tip Sheet on Finding GT NACA/NASA Reports.
Technical Reports Research Guide
- Internet Sources
Some technical reports are freely available on the Internet, many from the issuing agencies such as Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense (DoD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). TRAIL Working Groups have digitized selected pre-1975 U.S. reports.
The Georgia Tech Library owns over 2.5 million microfiche technical reports, located on the 2nd floor east. Microform scanners and copiers are available.
- GT Library Catalog
Selected print and electronic reports are listed in the
Catalog. Selected Technical Reports are also included in the locally loaded Government Funded Technical Reports Repository collection.
- Search the NTIS database to identify technical reports. GT subscription NTIS database or free
How to Obtain Full Text Copies Not Owned by GT Library
- GT community
For individual technical reports that are not currently owned by Georgia Tech, a request (email@example.com) may be made to order the report, to be added to a password-protected GT Library database. This free service is available to Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff.
- Non-GT community
NTIS and NASA sell technical reports.
For expert, in-depth assistance searching the GT Catalog and Databases, contact your GT Subject Librarian. Need Help? for quick help. If you need immediate reference assistance, an "on-call librarian" is available Monday through Friday, between 11:00am and 5:00pm. Ask about the "on-call librarian" at the Library Services Desk 1st floor west 404-894-4530.