What is a Technical Report?
Technical reports are available in paper, microform and on the web.
Find Technical Reports at Queen's by Searching QCAT
In QCAT select “keyword boolean” search and enter a keyword or phrase.Example: "technical report" and cod
Example: microlog and “wind load” ( The library has many Canadian reports in microlog format.)
Find Technical Reports By Searching Research Databases
Compendex - primary database for engineering.
Scirus - comprehensive science-specific search engine
TechXtra - engineering, mathematics and computing
Queen's School of Computing - technical reports published from 1972.
Technical Reports - Indexes and some full text
DOE Information Bridge
Full-text and bibliographic records from the U.S. Department of Energy research report literature. Documents are primarily 1994 on.
Include references to all Department of Energy (DOE) documents declassified and made publicly available after October 1, 1994. Some full text.
E-Print Network (U.S. Dept Energy)
Network of sites containing drafts of scholarly journal articles (preprints), papers and technical reports in the basic and applied sciences, primarily in physics but also including chemistry, biology, life sciences, materials science, etc.
Energy Citations Database
Energy Citations contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE)
ERDC: Engineering Research and Development Center
Select "Digital Archive" and enter keywords
IRC Publications Database
(Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council)
NACA - National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
UK archive of digitised NACA Reports from 1917-1958.
NASA Technical Reports
Includes conference papers, images, journal articles, photos, meeting papers, movies, patents, research reports, and technical videos.
National Environmental Publications Information Systems (NEPIS)
Searchable database of full text documents published online by the Environmental Protection Agency
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
Official source for government-sponsored U.S. and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information.
Free access to full-text documents and bibliographic citations of Dept. of Energy research report literature.
Scientific and Technical Information Network (STINET)
Citations and some full-text to DTIC's (Defense Technical Information Center) Technical Reports.
Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL)
U.S. Government technical reports issued prior to 1975
Obtaining Technical Reports
Technical reports that are not available at Queen's Library or in full text on the web may be ordered through document delivery (RACER).
Last Updated: 12 December 2011