The Iowa State University Library has a large number of documents from NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) most of which are available in microfilm and housed in the Media Center of the library.
These titles are cataloged individually and can be searched in Quick Search by author, title, report number, etc.
This additional access point has a number of benefits in that the documents can be downloaded, printed, or read at any time from anywhere. About NTRS provides information on the coverage and scope of the database.
For example, NASA Technical Memorandum (NAS 1.15: #’s or NAS 1.15-TM-#’s) and NASA Contractors Reports (NAS 1.26:#’s) should be searched by the numbers, 1.15:# or 1.26:# or just the numbers. You should not include the terms, technical memorandum, or contractors’ reports.
Technical Memorandum (TM) - Scientific and technical findings that are preliminary or of specialized interest, e.g., quick release reports, working papers, and bibliographies that contain minimal annotation. Does not contain extensive analysis.
Contractor Report (CR) - Scientific and technical findings by NASA-sponsored contractors and grantees.
Conference Publications (CP) - Collected papers from scientific and technical conferences, symposia, seminars, or other meetings sponsored or co-sponsored by NASA.
Special Publication (SP) - Scientific, technical, or historical information from NASA programs, projects, and missions, often concerned with subjects having substantial public interest.
Technical Translation (TT) - English-language translations of foreign scientific and technical material pertinent to NASA’s mission.
The general government documents call number for NASA Technical Reports are as follows. Reports that areavailable in the Parks Library are located in the Media Center: