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Government Publications in Science and Technology

General Information


The Grainger Engineering Library maintains a large collection of government publications in science and technology. Some publications are also available on the Internet. If you require assistance identifying or locating government publications in science and technology, please consult a reference librarian at the Grainger Engineering Library. For assistance with other types of government publications, please contact the Documents Library.

Finding Government Publications

Information about Grainger’s print holdings of government publications in science and technology

Department of Defense (DOD)


AD-*Report Series
1965 – 1973
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection
AD-A*Report Series
1974 – Present
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection
AD-B*Report Series
1981 – 1986, 1978, 1974
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection
AD-D*Report Series
1987 – 1994, 1974
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection
AD-P*Report Series
1983 – 1986
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection

Department of Energy (DOE)


DE* Report Series
1980 – Present
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


Federal Aviation Regulations
Current updates
387.71Un38f
Grainger Reference Collection
Notices to Airmen
Current 2 Years
629.1325n845
Grainger Stacks

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)


ICASE* Report Series
1987 – present
uncataloged
Grainger Stacks (2nd Floor, West)
ICOMP* Report Series
1986 – present
uncataloged
Grainger Stacks (2nd Floor, West)
N* Report Series
1982 – present
uncataloged
Grainger Microfiche Collection
RIACS* Report Series
1984 – present
uncataloged
Grainger Stacks (2nd Floor, West)

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)


PB* Report Series
1966- 1992
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection
TI* Report Series
1984 – 1988
uncataloged
 Grainger Microfiche Collection

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)


NUREG-* Report Series
1981 – 1989
uncataloged
Grainger Microfiche Collection
NUREG/BR-* Report Series
1982 – 1984
uncataloged
Grainger Microfiche Collection
NUREG/CP-* Report Series
1982 – 1989
uncataloged
Grainger Microfiche Collection
NUREG/CR-* Report Series
1979 – 1994
uncataloged
Grainger Microfiche Collection
NUREG/GR-* Report Series
1991
uncataloged
Grainger Microfiche Collection
NUREG/IA-* Report Series
1986, 1989
uncataloged
Grainger Microfiche Collection

Links to government publications in science and technology available online

Government Science Information Gateways

Science.gov

This gateway to government science information and research results provides a search of over 60 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2200 scientific websites.

WorldWideScience.org

This global science gateway, comprised of national and international scientific databases and portals, provides one-stop searching of databases from around the world.

Department of Defense (DOD)

DTIC’s Scientific and Technical Reports Collection (STINET)

Provides selected full-text and bibliographic records of unclassified, unlimited technical reports. This site includes reports that have been received and processed since 1985.

Department of Energy (DOE)

Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Collects, preserves, and disseminates scientific and technical information emanating from DOE research and development activities. It provides access to science information fromt the DOE and beyond.

SciTech Connect

Provides full-text and bibliographic records of DOE-sponsored report literature produced by the DOE and DOE contractor research and development community. This site includes reports that have been received and processed since January 1996.

DOE Data Explorer

An information tool used to locate DOE’s collections of data and non-text information and retrieve individual datasets within some of those collections. It includes collection citations prepared by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, as well as records for individual datasets submitted from DOE Data Centers and other organizations.

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

An independent statistical and analytical agency within DOE. This site provides a comprehensive source of information relevant to energy resources and reserves, energy production, energy demand, energy technologies, and related financial and statistical information.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)

A multiprogram science and technology laboratory managed for DOE by Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation. This site provides selected full-text and bibliographic records of ORNL technical reports.

Sandia National Laboratories

A national security laboratory operated for DOE by the Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company. This site provides selected full-text and bibliographic records of SAND technical reports.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

EPA – Laws and Regulations

Provides access to specific regulations and legislation pertaining to environmental protection.

EPA – Publications

Provides access to EPA technical and public information.

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Regulatory and Guidance Library

An index to Federal Aviation Regulations.

FAA Data & Research

Provides information about how FAA research is done, the resulting data and statistics, and information on funding and grant data.

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

NASA Organizations Index

A list of hyperlinks to NASA centers, project web sites, and other space agencies and related organizations.

NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office

Supports the objectives of NASA’s missions and research; acquires, processes, archives, announces, and disseminates scientific and technical aerospace information.

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A service that allows users to search the many different abstract and technical report servers maintained by various NASA centers and programs.

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

FedWorld Information Network

Serves as an online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the U.S. Government.

National Technical Reports Library

Provides bibliographic citations to over 350,000 printed publications and technical reports that NTIS has received from government agencies since 1990. It does NOT provide subject searching or abstracts. Full text is available by logging in using a free account.

NTIS via Engineering Villiage

Allows searching of the NTIS database through Engineering Villiage.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)

NRC Document Collections

Provides index pages for collections NRC documents, organized by subject category for full-text viewing, such as Commission Papers, NUREG-series publications, Regulatory Guides, Generic Communications, and NRC forms.

Information about access to indexes and abstracts of government publications both in print and online

Energy Research Abstracts (ERA)

  • Published by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI).
  • Provides citations with abstracts for all scientific and technical reports and patent applications originated by DOE and its laboratories, energy centers, and contractors. Searchable by subject, personal author, corporate author, contract number, and report number.
  • Located at call number 016.3338 in the Grainger Indexes and Abstracts Collection (holdings include 1975 – 1995). Print publication of ERA ceased in December 1995.
  • The Virtual Library of Energy Science and Technology contains searchable bibliographic records from peer-reviewed journal literature, gray literature (including technical reports produced by the DOE) and a preprint network

Government Reports Announcements and Index (GRA&I)

  • Published by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
  • Provides citations with abstracts for the scientific and technical reports received by NTIS. Searchable by subject, personal author, corporate author, contract/grant number, and NTIS order/report number.
  • Located at call number A.600UN34B in the Grainger Indexes and Abstracts Collection (holdings include 1946 – 1996). Print publication of GRA&I ceased in December 1996.
  • The National Technical Reports Library provides bibliographic citations to over 350,000 printed publications and technical reports that NTIS has received from government agencies since 1990. Full text is available by logging in using a free account. The NTIS database is also searchable through Engineering Village.

International Aerospace Abstracts (IAA)

  • Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
  • Provides citations with abstracts for literature in the field of aeronautics and space science and technology, including AIAA meeting papers. Searchable by subject, personal author, meeting and report number, and accession number.
  • Located at call number 629.1305INTE in the Grainger Indexes and Abstracts Collection (holdings include 1961 – present).

Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications (MoCat)

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports (STAR)

  • Published by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program Office.
  • Provides citations with abstracts for aerospace-related reports obtained by NASA from worldwide sources. Searchable by subject, personal author, corporate source, contract number, and report number.
  • Located at call number 016.6294SC27 in the Grainger Indexes and Abstracts Collection (holdings include 1963 – 1995).
  • Available online via the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), which provides access to aerospace-related citations, full-text online documents, and images and videos. The types of information include: conference papers, journal articles, meeting papers, patents, research reports, images, movies, and technical videos – scientific and technical information (STI) created or funded by NASA.