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United States Code, current edition. Ref. KF 62 2012 (multi-volume set)
Access the United States Code, current and past editions - http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionUScode.action?selectedYearFrom=-1&go=Go
What are technical reports? Technical reports describe research in scientific and technical fields and are typically produced for government, private industry and academic groups, which sponsor the research. The U.S. government is one of the largest sponsors of technical reports in the world.
Where to find technical reports? Search the web sites to U.S. government agencies such as the Dept. of Energy (DOE), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and multiple U.S. agency resources including NTIS and TRAIL.
Identifying and locating technical reports can be challenging as their publication and distribution is controlled by the funding agencies. If you have any difficulties locating a technical report, please Ask A Librarian for assistance.
Engineers often access the following federal publications:
Here are some additional web sites to government resources for engineers: