Databases and E-Resources at the Library of Congress

Technical Reports and Standards


Acquisition Streamlining and Standardization Information System
ASSIST provides direct access to Defense and Federal specifications and standards available in the official DoD repository.

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ADS: NASA Astrophysics Data System
The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing almost 4 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy.

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AERADE Reports Archive
The Aerade Reports Archive contains more than ten thousand, historically significant, digitised reports from the Aeronautical Research Council (ARC) and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA).

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AGRICOLA
Describes journal articles, book chapters, monographs, conference proceedings, serials, technical reports, and other materials encompassing all aspects of agriculture, forestry, and animal science acquired by the National Agricultural Library and cooperating institutions.

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AIAA Electronic Library
Search for technical information worldwide on aerospace technology, engineering, and science covered by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Air Force History Index
Online index of 550,000 reports on aerospace, aviation history, as well as political and military history.

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Alaska & Polar Periodical Index
The index cites articles in English about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandinavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica.

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Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues
Provides an annotated bibliography of over 2,000 books, articles, films, CDs, and websites about a broad range of nuclear issues.

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Applied Science and Business Periodicals Retrospective Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Index for more than 2,000 periodicals covering events, issues and trends in the history of the applied sciences, business and industry, and technology.

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Arctic Science and Technology Information System
The ASTIS database contains over 60,000 records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada.

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arXiv.org e-Print archive
An e-print service which presents papers in physics and related disciplines, mathematics , nonlinear science, computer science, and quantitative biology.

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ASCE Civil Engineering Database
Abstracts and indexes journals, conference proceedings, books, standards, manuals, magazines and newsletters published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

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Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
CISTI includes published information from around the world in all areas of physical and life sciences, engineering, technology and health sciences.

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CERN Document Server
Searchable database of over 800,000 bibliographic records, including 360,000 fulltext documents, in particle physics and related areas.

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CiteseerX
Scientific Literature Digital Library citation index with the full text of thousands of research articles by more than a half million authors.

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Cold Regions Bibliographies
Search the "Antarctic Bibliography" and the "Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology" databases for materials on the science and technology of the world's cold regions.

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Columbia International Affairs Online ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
CIAO contains theory and research on policy issues and current events in international affairs.

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Computing Research Repository
Search, browse and download computer science papers.

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Conference Papers Index Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Citations to papers and poster sessions from major scientific meetings around the world.

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Consolidated Index of Army Publications and Forms
DA PAM 25-30 contains records of current and obsolete publications and blank forms published by the Army, other Military Services, Department of Defense activities, and other Government agencies and activities.

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Contrails
Contains over 2,600 Air Force Technical Reports related to aerospace research conducted or collected at the Wright Air Development Center (WADC).

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Corps Of Engineers Library Information Online
CELIO is the database / electronic catalog representing the collections of all the libraries within the Army Corps of Engineers located throughout the United States.

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CSA Technology Research Database Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
A comprehensive indexing and abstracting database covering all fields of engineering and technology.

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CyberRegs ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
CyberRegs provides the full text of the US Code, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, State Registers, State Statues and forms, and State Environmental, Safety, Health and Transportation Regulations.

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Development Experience Clearinghouse Database
DEC contains records for over 124,000 USAID technical and program documents with over 30,000 available for electronic download.

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Directory of Open Access Repositories
OpenDOAR provides descriptions and access to hundreds of institutional and subject-based repositories.

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DiVA Academic Archive
DiVA, the Digital Scientific Archive (Digitala Vetenskapliga Arkivet in Swedish), contains over 6,600 documents, including full-text doctoral theses, dissertations, monographs, and undergraduate theses from a number of Nordic universities.

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Docuticker
DocuTicker provides links to full text reports and publications from government agencies, NGOs, think tanks and other public interest organizations.

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DOE Data Explorer
The DDE finds scientific research data - such as computer simulations, numeric data files, figures and plots, interactive maps, multimedia, and scientific images - generated in the course of DOE-sponsored research in various science disciplines.

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DTIC's Technical Reports Collection
Contains nearly two million reports in print and nonprint (software, datafiles, databases and videorecordings) format conveying the results of Defense-sponsored research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E) efforts.

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E-print Network
Gateway to over 14,000 Web sites and databases worldwide, containing e-prints in basic and applied sciences.

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ECS EPrints Repository
Publications database of over 10,000 records for Electronics and Computer Science.

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Energy Citations Database
Energy Citations contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

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Engineering Conferences Online
ECO provides descriptive (and some full text) access to conference proceedings related to engineering.

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Environment Complete Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Environment Complete covers the scientific, technical & popular literature on energy resources, global warming, wastes, recycling, pollution, health hazards, conservation, wildlife management, and social / ethical issues & policy from more than 1,500 domestic and international sources.

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Environmental Impact Statements Full-Text (2003- ) & Digests (1985- ) ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
EIS Digests extract the key issues from government-released environmental impact statements, provides a brief description and abstract of the project, includes sections on positive impact and negative consequences, and details legal mandates.

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EPA Science Inventory
The Science Inventory is a searchable, Agency-wide database of more than 4,000 scientific and technical work products.

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ERIC Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
The Educational Resources Information Center is a comprehensive database of journal and non-journal education literature.

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ETDEWEB ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
ETDE World Energy Base contains more than 4 million references to international articles, reports and conference papers within all energy related subjects.

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Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC)
Provides a gateway to FLC laboratory profiles, publications, the Technology Locator service, and the Technology Transfer Training Resources Database.

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FIREDOC
An online bibliographic database for the Building and Fire Research Laboratory Research Information Services (BFRLRIS) collection.

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Global Terrorism Database
An open-source database containing information on terrorist events around the world since 1970.

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GPO Monthly Catalog Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Covers all types of US government documents, including Congressional reports, hearings, debates, and records; judiciary materials; and documents issued by executive departments (Defense, State, Labor, Office of the President, etc.

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GreenFILE
GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles that draw on the connection between the environment and disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology.

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Grey Literature Archive for Development Researchers
Database of grey literature about how information and communication technologies are being used to solve social problems in developing countries.

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HCI Bibliography
Database of over 33,000 records covering human computer interaction, a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and their interaction with the field of computer science.

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How Products Are Made
Explains and details the manufacturing process of a wide variety of products, from daily household items to complicated electronic equipment and heavy machinery.

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IEEE Standards Online
Index to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers standards - print copies available in the Library of Congress Technical Reports and Standards Unit.

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IHS Global
Searchable index to technical standards, codes, specifications, Government/Military standards and specifications, and related documents.

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IncyWincy
This invisible web search engine quickly locates technical reports and other gray literature.

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INIST-CNRS : ArticleSciences
Search for technical reports, grey literature, books, articles and other related sources identified by the French scientific and technical information center.

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International Atomic Energy Agency
Search IAEA publications in the field of nuclear technologies covering safety, security, and environmental issues.

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IP.com Prior Art Database
Online index to pre-existing documentation (prior art) that describes an invention.

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J-STORE
Provides the research results of Japanese universities, national research institutes, the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), and other research institutions that are capable of being licensed for application.

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Jane's.Com (Select Client Area) ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Provides full text access to Jane's research in defense, terrorism, market intelligence, national security and transportation.

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Knovel Library ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Contains the full text of over 700 leading science and engineering reference handbooks, technical data and reports, textbooks, and conference proceedings.

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MAD CAD ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Contains cross-referenced collections of building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, fire, and maintenance codes from BOCA, SBCCI, ICBO, ICC, and NFPA.

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MIPT Terrorism Information Center
MIPT provides comprehensive research and analysis on global terrorist incidents, terrorism-related court cases, and terrorist groups and leaders.

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NACA Technical Reports Server
Contains citations and full text of technical reports issued by the predecessor organization to NASA.

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NASA Glenn Research Center Technical Reports
Browse or search GLTRS for the full text of NASA series reports (TM, TP, CR, CP, SP).

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NASA Technical Reports Server
NTRS contains NASA aerospace information, including research reports, journal articles, conference and meeting papers, technical videos, mission-related operational documents, and preliminary data.

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National Science Digital Library
NSDL was established by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to direct users to resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education and research.

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National Standards Systems Network
The NSSN contains over 250,000 references to standards from more than 600 developers worldwide.

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National Technical Information Service Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
NTIS contains nearly 3 million scientific and technical reports on US government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information.

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NCDC Climatic Data ON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
The National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) includes meteorological / climatological information, environmental satellite data, and NEXRAD weather radar data.

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NCSTRL: Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library
NCSTRL is an international collection of computer science technical reports from computer science departments and industrial and government laboratories.

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NISO Standards
The National Information Standards Organization identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards for the full range of information-related needs, including retrieval, re-purposing, storage, metadata, and preservation.

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NIST Scientific and Technical Databases
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Gateway provides access to over 80 of the NIST scientific and technical databases.

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North American Transportation Statistics Database
Provides information and statistics on transportation and transportation-related activities among Canada, the United States and Mexico, both within individual countries and between the countries.

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NRC-CISTI's Articles Database
Contains millions of peer-reviewed scientific, technical and medical (STM) journal articles, mostly published after 1993.

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NRL Digital Archive
Search for conference proceedings and technical reports available in the United States Naval Research Laboratory.

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Occupational Safety and Health Standards
Provides a comprehensive resource for current United States OSHA standards and compliance-related information.

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OpenSIGLE System for Information on Grey Literature in Europe
Locate research results originating in the International Conference Series on Gray Literature.

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OTA Archive
Contains the complete collection of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) publications.

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PANGAEA
The Publishing Network for Geoscientific & Environmental Data is a public digital library for science containing georeferenced data with special emphasis on environmental, marine and geological basic research.

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PapersFirst Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
Worldwide coverage of published congresses, symposiums, conferences, expositions, workshops and meetings received by The British Library Document Supply Centre.

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PolarInfo Database
Contains references to northern and Native subjects covering health, education, law, business, political science, geology, cold regions engineering, vegetation, and wildlife.

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Quakeline Database
QUAKELINE® is a bibliographic database of about 40,000 records covering earthquakes, earthquake engineering, natural hazard mitigation, and related topics.

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Registry of Open Access Repositories
ROAR allows users to search or browse more than 1,000 OAI-compliant open-access eprint archives.

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Registry of U.S. Government Publication Digitization Projects
Contains links to projects that include digitized copies of publications originating from the United States Government.

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SAE Standards
Identify and locate automotive and aerospace standards issued by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

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Science Accelerator
Science Accelerator searches science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources made available by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), Department of Energy.

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Scientific Commons
The database tracks over 15 million publications found in nearly 1,000 repositories produced by over 6 million authors.

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SCIRUS
Scirus searches over 150 million science-specific Web pages, enabling users to find Scientific, Technical and Medical data on the Web, see the latest reports, peer-reviewed articles and journals, and locate university sites and scientists' home pages.

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Scitation: Searchable Physics and Technology Database
Contains approximately 600,000 articles from more than 110 technical publications in the physical sciences.

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Scitopia.org
Scitopia searches more than three million documents from over a dozen of the world's leading science and technology societies, including peer-reviewed journal content and conference proceedings.

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SPIRES HEP Literature Database
SPIRES High-Energy Physics Literature Database provides searching of more than 500,000 high-energy physics related articles, including journal papers, preprints, e-prints, technical reports, conference papers and theses.

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SPRILIB : A Polar and Glaciological Bibliographic Database
The Scott Polar Research Institute Library (SPRILIB) databases cover the literature relating to the Arctic and Antarctic published in a wide range of languages.

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STINET MultiSearch
Provides access to the DOD Scientific and Technical Information Center (DTIC) databases containing citations to unclassified documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports Collection, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

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Superconductivity Papers Database
Search over 70,000 articles in the areas of High Tc, C60 related, Organic Conductors, Non-Oxide Superconductors including the conventional superconductors, Oxide Conductors, and Theory (new field since September 1997).

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Technical Report Archive and Image Library
TRAIL includes digitized versions of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) Monograph Series covering the technical literature on various subjects.

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TechXtra
Find articles, key websites, books, the latest industry news, job announcements, ejournals, eprints, technical reports, the latest research, thesis & dissertations in Engineering, Mathematics, and Computing.

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TIB/UB
Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) and the Universit├Ątsbibliothek Hannover (UB) catalog contains German research reports, conference proceedings, and other related technical reports and grey literature materials.

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Virtual Technical Reports Center
Provides links to EPrints, Preprints, & Technical Reports on the Web.

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Web of Science Find It at LCON-SITE ACCESS ONLY
A multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the sciences, arts and humanities, and the social sciences.

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Wind-Wildlife Impacts Literature Database
WIND is a bibliographic database covering the effects of energy development (including towers, power lines, and other wires) on birds.

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World Data Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
WDC-MARE collects, scrutinizes, and disseminates data related to Global Change in the fields of environmental oceanography, marine geosciences, and marine biology.

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World Wide Science : Global Science Gateway
Searches an array of databases found in over a dozen science portals with only one query.

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