Civil Engineering Research: Technical Reports
Collections & Databases
For more information, visit the Technical Reports Research Guide.
To explore the technical report literature, use the following databases:
- MCEER Technical Reports
Reports produced by MCEER, the research center at the University at Buffalo dedicated to the discovery and development of new knowledge, tools and technologies that equip communities to become more disaster resilient in the face of earthquakes and other extreme events.
- Homeland Security Digital Library
Covers all aspects of homeland security and emergency management, from terrorist threats through natural disasters. Includes the full text of major legislation and policy documents as well as Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, General Accountability Office (GAO) reports, think tank reports, federal agency reports, and state and local agency reports. More Info
Leads to reports written by individual researchers and agencies under contract to the federal government covering research in all areas of technology and the physical and life sciences. More Info
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)
NASA issues numerous reports dealing not only with aeronautics and space, but with aerospace-related aspects of earth resources, energy, the environment, and medicine.
- Dept. of Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) Technical Reports
Publicly available, unclassified technical reports published since 1974.
Includes technical reports, bibliographic citations, journal articles, conference papers, books, multimedia, and data information sponsored by the Dept. of Energy. More info
Note: Many technical reports are freely available on the Web at the sponsoring agency's website. If the databases above do not include the full text of a specific report you are interested in, try finding the full text by using the following strategies:
- Use Google or another Internet search engine to find the report either by title, author, or report number;
- Go to the sponsoring agency's website and browse/search the site.
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