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January 20, 2010
Issue No. 82

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Engineering Library Adds Full-Text to NTIS via National Technical Reports Library

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by Sarah Lester

The Engineering Library has added a subscription to a new interface for NTIS that will replace our current access via EBSCO. The National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) is a gateway to the same indexes, abstracts, and technical reports covered in the NTIS database. NTRL has the added benefit of providing direct full-text downloads of over 500,000 of the reports.

Screenshot of NTRL home page

NTRL Contents

Updated every business day, the database contains over 2.8 million bibliographic records, including the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964.

NTRL indexes publications from all sorts of government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, NASA, EPA, Department of Interior, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, Department of Agriculture, Department of Justice, and Department of Health and Human Services.

Subject Categories

The top ten subject categories in the collection are:

RSS Feeds for Up-to-Date Access

Want to stay up-to-date on a particular subject? Check out the RSS feeds by major subject category. To subscribe to any of the feeds, which include all new bibliographic records added to the NTIS database in the past two weeks, go to:

http://www.ntis.gov/rss/RSSNTISCategoryList.aspx

Stanford Users' NTRL Access

Stanford users can access NTRL either at:

https://ntrl.ntis.gov/index.aspx

or:

http://databases.stanford.edu