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Technical reports (NASA, DOE, etc.)

How to find and obtain technical reports, particularly those held by the Cornell libraries

Technical reports

Cornell University Libraries has a large collection of NASA technical reports in several different formats and we have multiple means of electronic access to those reports which we do not have in our collection. NASA is continually working to make older document available to the public through the NASA Technical Reports Server. But even there, there are multiple levels of access, with some levels restricting access to certain reports (ask the staff at the Engineering Library for help) and older material is still in the process of being added.If you cannot find what you are looking for on the NASA Technical Reports Server online, you can use the chart below to find NASA technical reports held by Cornell University Libraries. Technical reports are arranged by NASA into series. Some were issued in hardcopy (paper), others in microform. Most are now stored offsite at the Library Annex but can be delivered to libraries on-campus, usually within 24 hours. Simply use the purple "Requests" button at the top of the relevant library catalog page and follow the instructions given.If you have questions, contact the Engineering Library reference team, either in person, by email (engrref@cornell.edu) or by phone (255-4318)

 

Table Guide to NASA Technical Report Holdings

Abbrievation of
Report Series
Name of Report Series &
Link to Catalog Record
N- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NACA- National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (predecessor to NASA)
NASA-CP National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Conference Proceedings
NASA-CR
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Contractor Report
NASA EP-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Education Division
NASA HDBK-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, handbook microfiche collection
NASA NP-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Public Affairs Division
NASA RP-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, reference publication
NASA SP-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, special publications
NASA STD-
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Scientific and Technical Information
NASA TM
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, technical memoranda
NASA TR
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, technical reports
NASA-TT
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, technical translation