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Finding Technical Reports - NASA


 

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

The National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 created NASA from its predecessor agency, the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). The UA Libraries' collections have most of the NASA-issued technical reports available either in print or in microfiche. There is duplicate coverage of many reports both in format (print, microfiche, and online) and/or by distributing agency (GPO & NTIS). The following guide should help you get started:

Format Dates Location
Online dates of coverage and full-text availability varies depending on contributing NASA agency NASA Technical Report Server
Print 1958-1970

Select print copies (distributed as part of our GPO Profile; located under SuDoc number on 5th floor of Science Library in compact shelving).

Microfiche
(Documents issued since 1976 should have records in the library catalog that give the accession or SuDoc number.)

1997-present Located in the NACA/NASA microfiche cabinets in the Science Library Current Periodicals Room. Organized by SuDoc number.
1970-1996 Located in the NACA/NASA microfiche cabinets in the Science Library Current Periodicals Room. Organized by NASA Accession number (e.g., N84-023775).
1958-1970 Located in the NACA/NASA microfiche cabinets in the Science Library Current Periodicals Room. Organized by SuDoc number (e.g., NAS63-457889).
GPO Microfiche Collection Government Printing Office (GPO) Microfiche collection may have duplicate reports arranged by SuDoc number and/or NAS report number.
National Technical Information Service (NTIS) Microfiche Collection The NTIS microfiche collection may also contain duplicate reports. Organized by NTIS Accession number.

NASA Special Publications (SP) series items should be searched in the library catalog to identify specific holdings information.

Answering the following series of questions will guide you to finding NACA/NASA technical reports on microfiche in the UA Libraries.

If you have a NACA/NASA accession number (e.g. N45-023775) or a SuDoc number for the technical report:

  1. Use the report accession number to locate the technical report in the microfiche collection.
  2. The NASA and NACA microfiche collections are located in the cabinets labeled NACA/NASA in the Current Periodicals and Microfiche room on the ground floor of the Science-Engineering Library.

Last modified: June 25, 2015