The main objective of a technical report is to quickly document new technical methods and research findings. You may have searched for scientific research articles in the past but it is important to know that there are major differences between scientific research articles and technical reports. Some of the main differences have been listed below.
For a more detailed examination of differences between a scientific research article and a technical report please consult the US Department of Energy's Office of Scientific and Technical Information's guide for understanding technical reports.
National Technical Reports Library (NTRL)- From the U.S. Department of Commerce. You will need to sign up for a public account to access full-text materials.
SciTech Connect- From the United States Department of Energy. For best results, sign up for a free account and use the Advanced Search. 1943 - present.
NASA Technical Report Server (NTRS)- Abstracts and full text reports of NASA and NACA, 1915-present.