Friday, November 28, 2008

NTIS: National Technical Information Service

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS)[http://www.ntis.gov/] serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.

NTIS is located in Springfield, Virginia. It provides information dissemination of its collection of approximately 3 million U.S. Federal Government technical reports and provides dissemination services for other U.S. Federal Government agencies. NTIS provides a variety of dissemination services for other agencies with the specialized resources, systems, equipment, financial infrastructure and personnel expertise needed to produce and disseminate their information products on a large scale.

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NTIS® Database

Containing over 2.0 million bibliographic records, the NTIS Database is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments. The Database represents billions of dollars in research. Contents include research reports, computer products, software, video cassettes, audio cassettes and more. The complete electronic file dates back to 1964. On average, NTIS has added over 60,000 new records per year to the Database over the past ten years. Most records include abstracts.

Subject coverage includes
  • Administration & Management

  • Aeronautics & Aerodynamics

  • Agriculture & Food

  • Astronomy & Astrophysics Energy

  • Atmospheric Sciences

  • Behavior & Society

  • Biomedical Technology& Human Factors Engineering

  • Building Industry Technology

  • Business & Economics

  • Chemistry

  • Civil Engineering

  • Combustion, Engine & Propellant

  • Communications

  • Computers, Control & Info Theory

  • Detection & Countermeasures

  • Electrotechnology

  • Energy

  • Environmental Pollution & Control

  • Government Inventions for Licensing

  • Health Care

  • Industrial & Mechanical Engineering

  • Library & Information Sciences

  • Manufacturing Technology

  • Materials Sciences

  • Mathematical Sciences

  • Medicine & Biology

  • Military Sciences

  • Missile Technology

  • Natural Resources

  • Navigation

  • Nuclear Science

  • Ocean Sciences

  • Ordnance

  • Photography

  • Physics

  • Problem Solving Information

  • Space Technology

  • Transportation

  • Urban & Regional Tech[nological] Development

  • And Much More... .

Once identified in the NTIS Database, most items are available for purchase directly from NTIS!

[http://www.ntis.gov/products/database.aspx]

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