Technical Reports

What is a Technical Report?

“A technical report is a document written by a researcher detailing the results of a project and submitted to the sponsor of that project.”

They tend to possess the following characteristics:

  • technical reports may be published before the corresponding journal literature
  • content may be more detailed than the corresponding journal literature, although there may be less background information since the sponsor already knows it
  • technical reports are usually not peer reviewed unless the report is separately published as journal literature
  • classified and export controlled reports have restricted access.
  • obscure acronyms and codes are frequently used

Quoted from Georgia Tech Library’s Technical Reports Guide

Finding Technical Reports

For our print technical reports, visit our catalog.

For online Technical Report sources, check these databases:

For other finding aids that include technical reports, try these sources: