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Electrical and Computer Engineering

A guide to electrical and computer engineering resources in UVic Libraries

What is a Technical Report?

A technical report is a document that describes the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research, or the state of a technical or scientific research problem. They are usually published to convey results of research funding by government or corporate bodies. When the government performs or sponsors research, they may require that a report of the research be published as a way to maintain public disclosure. They are usually NOT peer-reviewed.

They are usually divided into three categories:

  1. Non-governmental reports
    • Usually published by engineering societies such as AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautical and Astronautics), IEEE, or SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers)
  2. Governmental Reports
    • The research in these reports has been sponsored by a government body All agencies of U.S. Federal and State government issue reports e.g. DOE, NASA, DOT, DOD
  3. Computer Science Technical Reports
    • These are mostly from Computer Science and Engineering departments at universities. Many of these are freely available online.

Technical Reports Resources

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