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Coverage Dates: 1964 - present

Description: The Public Access NTRL (National Technical Reports Library), a service of the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), offers free public access to a searchable online database of approximately three million federally-funded science and technology reports. The Public NTRL only offers their basic search, ?Quick Search.? For those within the United States, the free full text for over 850,000 documents, most published since 1995, can be immediately downloaded in PDF format. Note: Free registration and sign in are required to display the free full text.

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