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GTRI: Technical Reports

Research Guide for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

GTRI Technical Research Reports

Technical Reports Databases

GT subscription. 1964 - Citations and abstracts from unclassified government-sponsored research reports from the Departments of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, EPA, and other federal agencies, and international government departments and other international organizations including those from Canada, Japan, the former Soviet Union, Western and Eastern European countries. Can combine with other ProQuest databases. For full text microfiche and electronic technical reports, see this LibGuide's Full-Text tab at NTIS; GT users only. The Georgia Tech library holds over 2,500,000 technical reports (microfiche collection 2nd floor east). Selected full text reports are available through agency internet sites (DoD, DOE, NASA/NACA, EPA, ERIC)

GT subscription. Selected reports. 1962 - Provides bibliographic coverage of basic and applied research in aeronautics, astronautics, and space sciences. In addition to periodical literature, the database includes coverage of reports issued by NASA, other U.S. government agencies, international institutions, universities, and private firms. Can be combined with other ProQuest databases (NTIS, etc.)

Search box - top of screen "Search this site, DoD S&T Reports, and more." The DoD Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Public Technical Reports database provides access to citations of unclassified, unlimited documents, as well as the electronic full-text of selected documents. The Georgia Tech Library offers mediated searches of the DTIC online access controlled databases; searches are limited to qualified Georgia Tech researchers with the proper security clearances; for further information contact Bette Finn at

Search 3+ million Department of Energy research information results. Selected reports. OSTI.GOV search functionality makes over 70 years of science, technology, and engineering research results from DOE and predecessor agencies discoverable. Can refine by Technical Report and Full Text. FAQ:

1917- 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).

National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). The Department of Commerce National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is offering the American public free public access to a searchable online database of federal science and technology reports through their National Technical Reports Library (NTRL). Georgia Tech users should use the subscription NTIS (ProQuest) database to search for technical reports, using NTRL for full text.

1966- Also available as ProQuest, Ebscohost and FirstSearch subscription databases.
ProQuest's subscription ERIC and Education Database can be searched together. ERIC provides access to bibliographic records of journal articles, technical reports and other education-related materials. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

1960s- (TRID - the TRIS and ITRD Database Online). Transportation Research Board. TRID contains more than 900,000 records of references to books, technical reports, conference proceedings, and journal articles in the field of transportation research. Almost 500 serial titles are regularly scanned and indexed for TRID. Selected records provide links to full text. TRID combines the records from TRB's Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) Database and the OECD's Joint Transport Research Centre's International Transport Research Documentation (ITRD) Database.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publications. Selected reports

Search selected U.S. government technical reports digitized by the TRAIL Working Groups; primarily older reports. The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports.

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E-Resource Access & OpenAthens @ GeorgiaTech (accessing Georgia Tech e-resources, both on and off-campus):

While accessing e-resources off-campus, you may notice an OpenAthens login screen. The OpenAthens screen will ask you to identify your home. Use the "Login via your institution: Other Institution Login" (box, right column of screen) then "Find your organization" or "Find your institution" to search for Georgia or Georgia Tech or Georgia Institute (Georgia Institute of Technology or Georgia Tech); the OpenAthens list may not be alphabetical. See example. From there, use the Georgia Tech login service and you will be given access to the resource.

If you see a different screen, you may need to look for sign in or login links, usually at the top; you might be asked to select your Federation, which is OpenAthens Federation or Open Athens Federation.

Learn about the Library's OpenAthens Authentication service at OpenAthens Frequently Asked Questions or OpenAthens FAQ. See other  examples (Open Athens Tips and FAQs, with screen examples)

Begin at the Library home page, choosing Databases, e-Journals (electronic), or the Library Catalog. A list of all databases is at (top row "Find, Borrow, Request" - "Find Materials" "Databases" then search by database name in the search box, or search the database name alphabetically or by subject).  For one-on-one quick and in-depth database search assistance: contact Bette Finn at

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