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Technical Reports

Guide to locating and accessing technical reports

Overview

Technical reports are in depth studies of a particular technology or process, typically contracted by a federal agency or corporation.  These technical reports typically address a very specialized subject, but in great detail, so they can be quite valuable sources of information.  

Some technical reports are indexed with journals and can be found in the 'Find Articles' tab, but there are specialized indexes of technical report information, typically of reports sponsored by the US Government. 

Technical Report Sources

The Purdue Libraries have a substantial collection of print and microfiche technical reports as well. Please ask for assistance to help locate a technical report.