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How to find digitized reports

Use the TRAIL Search Interface to find digitized reports

The TRAIL Search Interface is the free search engine for finding TRAIL digitized content: http://www.technicalreports.org/trail/search/.  Please feel free to add this link to any guides, webpages, or instructional material where it would be useful.

TRAIL Search Widget

TRAIL - Technical Report Archive and Image Library - Search

TRAIL - Technical Report Archive and Image Library - logo


Search U.S. government technical reports issued primarily prior to 1976 and digitized by TRAIL.

Keyword Search

Enter your search terms:

The TRAIL Search Widget is available for use on guides or webpages. 

(Acknowledgement: Thank you Norma J Dowell, Iowa State University.)

Code for the TRAIL Search Widget (copy & paste)

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<HTML lang="en" style="zoom: 100%; ">
<HEAD>
<META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<title>TRAIL - Technical Report Archive and Image Library - Search</title>
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<body>
<div style="width:96%; text-align:left; padding: 5px 5px 5px 5px; background-color:#f0eee6;">
  <h1> <a href="http://www.technicalreports.org/trail/search/" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.technicalreports.org/trail-static/graphics/trail_logo.gif" class="img-responsive" alt="TRAIL - Technical Report Archive and Image Library - logo"></a> </h1>
</div>
<div style="width:96%; text-align:left; background-color:#000A49; color: #FFF; font-family:Verdana, Geneva, sans-serif; padding:10px 10px 10px 10px;">
  <p style="font-size:11px;"><br>
    Search U.S. government technical reports issued primarily prior to 1976 and digitized by <a href="http://www.crl.edu/grn/trail" target="_blank">TRAIL</a>.</p>
  <p style="font-size:14px; font-weight:bold;">Keyword Search</p>
  <script type="text/javascript">
function searchTrailGo(){
var url="http://www.technicalreports.org/trail/search/";
var url2="?q="
var trailSearch = document.getElementById("searchTrail");
window.open(url + url2 + encodeURIComponent(trailSearch.value));
}</script>
  <div id="enterText" style="position: absolute; left: -1000em;">Enter your search terms:</div>
  <p>
<div style="color: #000">
    <input type="text" id="searchTrail" onKeyPress="handleKeyPress(event,this.form)" />
    <input type="button" value="Search" onclick="searchTrailGo()"/>
</div>
  </p>
</div>
</body>
</html>