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Standards, Codes & Technical Reports

If you need a guiding document to help you in your work, here are some good sources.

Technical Reports

Detailed documents about research processes.

Technical reports are deeply detailed, objective research documents in technology and science, written often by government agencies, for the use of industry and research institutions performing research and development. Technical reports often describe the development of a new process or provide an overview of a field.

While they must abide by community guidelines in order to be considered a technical report, they are not published through the same methods as scholarly journal articles such as peer review, and can be considered gray literature.

Finding Technical Reports


Government Research Collections (U.S.)

Federally funded scientific research and reports.

Federal Agencies & Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)

Technical report libraries, organized by subject.