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Technical reports

Technical reports are the primary means of technical communication for many organisations.

A technical report may contain:

  • experimental procedures
  • production data
  • specifications
  • standards
  • operating plans
  • drawings and/or raw results.

They will set out the conclusions and recommendations from the research, and describe all aspects of the research, sometimes including those parts that failed.

A large amount of valuable information contained in reports will never be formally published as a journal article or within a book so they can be difficult to find.

Sources for technical reports

Some useful sources for technical reports are:

You can also find SAE technical papers from 1992 to 1998 on microfiche in the Library stores.

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