Technical Reports (Grey Literature)

Virtual Technical Reports Center offers links to online providers of technical reports.

For U.S. Government technical reports:

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (1906-1992 (bulk 1920-1959)) includes reports published by numerous government agencies containing descriptions of research performed for U.S. government agencies largely prior to 1975.

National Technical Information Service (1964- ) is the repository for technical reports produced by Government agencies and their contractors. Overlaps with databases and indexes of the individual agencies. Online version continues  U.S. Government research reports (1954-64; HathiTrust Version), Bibliography of technical reports (1949-54; HathiTrust Version), and Bibliography of scientific and industrial reports (1946-49; HathiTrust Version).

Science.gov searches a wide range of US government resources.

Science Accelerator searches Dept. of Energy technical reports and other resources.

DTIC Online: Public Technical Reports searches Dept. of Defense technical reports and other resources.

Department of Energy reports

For the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) use EPA Web Page Search and NSCEP/NEPIS - EPA's Gateway to Free Digital & Paper Publications

For the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) NASA Scientific and Technical Information and About NTRS: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) offer overviews of, and links to, NASA information sources. NASA Technical Reports Server includes NASA (1958- ) and National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (1916-1958) reports.

RePORT Expenditures and Results (RePORTER) query tool replaces CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) (1972- ) and is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects.