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EGIS (Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society): Conference Papers

Technical reports

Technical reports are written by engineers/researchers about their designs, projects and other work.  They are often more detailed than a journal article, but are not normally peer-reviewed.  Technical reports can be good sources of practical information for using in your coursework and future employment. Reports from the USA are often easier to find that reports from the UK, particularly if the project was funded by the US government.

Here are some sources of technical reports:


Academics, researchers and professionals often present their research at conferences.  This will usually be an oral presentation.  However, there may be 'conference proceedings' which publish the written papers associated with the presentations.  These are called conference papers.  Conference papers are a good way to find out about current research, which may not yet have been published in a journal paper.  Unlike journal papers, it is unlikely that the paper has been through a peer review process.

Many of our other journal databases, also include conferences: