How to Find and Get Technical Reports
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) [1964 to the present, with some info as far back as 1899] - NTIS is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and is responsible for storing and disseminating technical reports generated from U.S. government-sponsored work. The database includes 3 million+ unclassified DoD, DoE, NASA, and other reports.
NTIS reports can be searched in two ways:
- 1964 to the present -- You can search NTIS's site for citations
- 1982 to the present -- Search the NTIS database [this is easier]
To GET reports: Call or go to the GIS & Data Services office on A Level (410-516-8360), and ask to have an NTIS report ordered for you. This service is free of charge.
Science.gov -- 200 million pages of science information and R&D results for 36+ U.S. government agencies.
- Search here for to get the list of specialized U.S. government databases available for searching
- Go here for the page that allows you to search across all of them at the same time
Science.gov searches the NTIS database at www.ntis.gov (as linked above). This version of NTIS covers 1964+, but is not as complete as our subscribed version of NTIS.
You *can* separate the NTIS results from WITHIN your Science.gov search results. At the top of the results screen is Limit to: . Use that to get just the results from each source. To see the number of results from each source searched, click on Summary of All Results (upper right hand corner of results page).
TRAIL (Technical Report Archive and Image Library) -- This site has detailed reports that include materials data, mathematical functions, time series, diffraction patterns, measurements, and much more. ata provided are from direct measurements.
WorldWideScience.org -- This web site, which also includes the information within Science.gov (listed above), is a gateway to national and international scientific databases. You can search resources from 17 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and the UK.
Reports Written by JHU Authors
Technical reports written by authors with JHU affiliations can be print or electronic.
|Computer Science Department||JScholarship site||1985-1989||
"Historic Tech Reports"; full text
|Computer Science Department||University Archives, Brody Learning Commons||1987-1990||
Print only; here's a list
|Computer Science Department||JScholarship site||2009-2012||
"Current Tech Reports"; full text
|Electrical and Computer Engineering Department||JScholarship site||2009-2012||
|Electrical Engineering Department||University Archives, Brody Learning Commons||
Papers of Prof. Jan Minkowski
From the Carlyle Barton Lab, formerly in Barton Hall
Print only; here is a list
|Human Language Technology Center of Excellence (HLTCOE)||HLTCOE site||2009+||full text|
|Mathematical Sciences Department||
University Archives, Brody Learning Commons
Print only; here is a list