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Technical Reports are typically published by government agencies and other research agencies.  When citing these reports it is necessary to determine who conducted the research (performer), who funded the research (sponsor), and who published the research (publisher).  Sometimes the same agency is responsible for all three actions.

Author(s). Title of report. Edition. Place of publication: publisher;

date. Extent. Report number.: Notes.

  • The performer is listed as the author.
  • Sponsors are listed in the Notes field.
 

Examples

Written and published by the sponsoring organization Sec. 29.3.7.4:

Feller BA. Health characteristics of persons with chronic activity

limitation, United States, 1979. Hyattsville (MD): National

Center for Health Statistics (US); 1981. Report No.: VHS-SER-

10/137. Available from: NTIS, Springfield, VA; PR88-228622.

  • Whenever citing a government agency, you will need to identify the country of origin.  See Government Information, CSE guide, for more information.
  • NTIS (National Technical Information Service) is an archive/ library in Springfield, VA.  PB89-175517 is a location at that facility. 
  • Without a sponsor listed in the Notes field, it is assumed the author/ performer funded the research.


Written by a performing organization and published by the sponsoring organization Sec. 29.3.7.4:

Cooper LN (Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence,

RI). Theoretical and experimental research into biological

mechanisms underlying learning and memory. Final progress

report 1 Aug 88-31 Jul 89. Washington (DC): Air Force Office

of Scientific Research (US); 1990. Report No.: AFOSR-TR-90-

0672. Contract No.: AFOSR-88-0228;2305;B4. Available

from NTIS, Springfield, VA; AD-A223615.

  • The Air Force funded the research.  Brown University and LN Cooper performed the research.
  • Whenever citing a government agency, you will need to identify the country of origin.  See Government Information, CSE guide, for more information.
  • NTIS (National Technical Information Service) is an archive/ library in Springfield, VA.  PB89-175517 is a location at that facility.

 


Written and published by an organization conducting research with Sponsor Sec. 29.3.7.4:

Moray NP, Huey BM. 1988. Human factors and research and

nuclear safety. Washington (DC): National Academy Press.

Contract No.: NRC-04-86-301. Available from: NTIS,

Springfield, VA; PB89-175517. Sponsored by the Nuclear

Regulatory Commission.

  • Contract numbers (or grant numbers) are not always available.
  • NTIS (National Technical Information Service) is an archive/ library in Springfield, VA.  PB89-175517 is a location at that facility. 

 

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