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Technical Reports Research Guide

Introduction

Welcome! This guide is developed to help MSU students and researchers find technical reports. By clicking on the tabs in the left side navigation bar, you will be directed to databases and web sites that provide technical reports.

What is a technical report?

A technical report is "a document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem." In short, technical reports describe experiments in detail.

Many technical reports are produced by funding agencies, such as EPA, DOE, NASA, and many others.

Technical reports are not peer reviewed, but they often provide current research findings in specific study areas. They later can be published in journals or conference proceedings.