National Technical Reports Library available through 3/31/13

NTRL bannerThe National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) is available though March 31, 2013 to UWW students and staff.

NTRL contains the meta-data of over 2 million scientific and technical reports, with access to over 700,000 of these reports in full-text. Some of the documents are also available online outside of the database, and discoverable by performing Internet searches. The reports in the NTRL represent “billions of dollars in research performed for, and by the Federal Government over the past 75 years.” Not everything in the database is a technical report; results will also include journal articles, conference proceedings, and theses. A sampling of recently-added titles is available in the December 15th issue of the NTRL’s newsletter. The collection is arranged by 39 Subject Categories and 375 Sub-categories, but you can search for keywords. In the advanced search you can specify authors, titles, report numbers, source agencies, years, and a subject category if wanted. Subjects include:

  • Administration & Management
  • Aeronautics & Aerodynamics
  • Agriculture & Food
  • Astronomy & Astrophysics Energy
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Behavior & Society
  • Biomedical Technology & Human Factors Engineering
  • Building Industry Technology
  • Business & Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Combustion, Engine & Propellant
  • Communications
  • Computers, Control & Info Theory
  • Detection & Countermeasures
  • Electrotechnology
  • Energy
  • Environmental Pollution & Control
  • Government Inventions for Licensing
  • Health Care
  • Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
  • Library & Information Sciences
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Medicine & Biology
  • Military Sciences
  • Missile Technology
  • Natural Resources
  • Navigation
  • Nuclear Science
  • Ocean Sciences
  • Ordnance
  • Photography
  • Physics
  • Problem Solving Information
  • Space Technology
  • Transportation
  • Urban & Regional Tech. Development

Complimentary temporary access to NTRL has been provided to Federal Depository Libraries like Andersen Library by the National Technical Information Service. The link to the NTRL is on the Library’s database trials page.

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About Barbara

I am a Reference & Instruction librarian, head of that department in Andersen Library, an associate professor, and a member of the General Education Review Committee and Faculty Senate. I've been working at UW-W since July 1, 1990.
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