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NASA Ames Technical Library

NASA Ames Technical Library

How Do I Search the NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)?

The NTRS collection contains NASA technical reports, other material of interest to the NASA mission and NACA holdings from 1915 to date. Many of the NASA reports are available in PDF for free.

If you would like to access more comprehensive search and retrieval capabilities or access to restricted information, you must have a registered account.  Please visit for more information.

Access NTRS at


Search tips

ADVANCED SEARCH offers you more options.

REFINE BY enables you to view variants in spelling and numbers, such as author names and report numbers. Compare this to SEARCH.

SEARCH OPERATORS help you to scale your search request between specific and general search strategies. (All of these words, Any words, Exact phrase.)

SEARCH HISTORY enables you to narrow or expand any current search with additional terms.

RESULTS SET enable you to SORT.

CONTACT HELP offers you a way to ask questions.


Top Resources

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     N202, room B1
     MS 202-3
     8:00 to 4:30

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     MS 239-13
     8:00 to 4:30

Liaison: Eugene Miya

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