One of the largest microform collections in Fondren, the Department of Energy (DOE) and Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) technical reports consist of several decades' research from laboratories, agencies, and companies across the globe.
The complicated history is best explained in the University of Minnesota's AEC Publications User Guide: "The AEC issued a very large number of research and development reports, many from academic and research contractors. Some originally had security classification, and were later unclassified. Some documents from the AEC were included in the Government Printing Office’s (GPO) Federal Depository Library program, falling in Superintendent of Documents classifications beginning with Y 3.At 7:. However, most did not meet the requirements for GPO depository distribution. The AEC maintained its own depository program and also distributed or sold publications directly from Oak Ridge, through GPO, through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) and its predecessors, and through private vendors."
Fondren's holdings are organized by the assigned report numbers, based primarily on the research or distributor location, others on agency name. Most of the reports have not been cataloged. There is no full list of the reports; see the Kelley Center's microfiche librarian for a partial list and/or assistance finding specific microform. The government databases below include some bibliographic records and occasionally digitized versions of the reports. The best method to find reports in this collection is to first search the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) or international Nuclear Information System (INIS) Repository. Then check the report's number against the list of holdings.
A DOE microform holdings finding aid is available for download in the last section.
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