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Scientific and Technical Information and Reports


Reports & publications in the Thomas Cooper Library:

Library Catalog (1976-)
Marcive WebDOCS (1976-) USC Affiliates only.
Monthly Catalog of U.S. Publications in the Documents department for publications published before 1976.

Bibliographic and Full-text Databases: catalog of online databases for ongoing studies or completed research results.

DOE Information Bridge: full-text and bibliographic records of Department of Energy (DOE) research and development reports in physics, chemistry, materials, biology, environmental sciences, energy technologies, engineering, computer and information science, renewable energy, and other topics. Consists of full-text documents produced and made available by the Department of Energy National Laboratories and grantees from 1995 forward.

DTIC Scientific and Technical Information Network: all unclassified, unlimited citations to documents added into Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) from late December 1974 to present.

Energy Citations Database: 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). 1948-present. Includes citations to report literature, conference papers, journal articles, books, dissertations, and patents.

EPA Publications: hard-copy, CD-ROM and other multi-media EPA documents. Includes ordering information.

National Environmental Publications Information System: search for full-text EPA publications. the most comprehensive portal to U.S. federal agency gray literature. Participating agencies include the Department of Energy, Department of Defense/Defense Technical Information Center, NASA and the Environmental Protection Agency. Includes links to full text.

NASA Technical Reports Server: search the many different abstract and technical report servers maintained by various NASA centers and programs

National Academy Press: Catalog and full-text books.

NSF Online Document System: browse or search National Science Foundation publications.

NTIS: Scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information produced by or for the U.S. government and complementary materials from international sources. Bibliographic citations for over 750,000 documents and links to full-text of documents on government web sites or documents under 20 pages. 1990-present.

E-PRINT Network: A searchable gateway to preprint servers in disciplines including physics, materials, and chemistry, as well as portions of biology, environmental sciences and nuclear medicine, with links to full-text reports.

Reports of the Surgeon General: all reports issued by the US Public Health Service Surgeon General. "a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results". Search government sci-tech databases individually or simultaneously (max. 10)

U.S. Geological Survey Publications: formal-series reports, informal reports and periodicals.

GeoRef: Access to over 2.3 million references to articles, books, maps, conference papers, reports, and theses covering the geosciences. Bibliographic records only.
USGS Digital-Data Series: Also available in CD-ROM in the Documents department. 
USGS Open-File Reports: 1970-present. Also available in print, microfiche and CD-ROM in the Documents department.
USGS Professional Papers: Also available in print, microfiche and CD-ROM in the Documents department.

Wright Air Devlopment Center Digital Collection: declassified technical reports from the 1950s-1960s on flight and space flight.