Research reports or technical reports communicate research progress in technology and science. They deliver the results, current status or progress of a research project in industry and research institutions. Normally these reports are not available through booksellers.
The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB Hannover) has a very large stock of foreign research reports but not all of the reports have been recorded in its catalogues. To find research reports you may use the following resources:
- National Technical Information Service – NTIS
- Community Research and Development Information Service – CORDIS
- Energy database incl. INIS database [only for subscribers]
To access research reports that are not available online in a full-text version you may contact your library staff. It is easyier to identify and order a report if you know the Report No., Order No. or if applicable the Contract No.