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Databases (Gray Literature)
Gray (or grey) literature consists of materials produced by governments, academia, industry, research centers
government contractors, or professional associations that is not commercially or widely distributed. The materials
are typically technical reports, bulletins, progress reports, working papers, and some conference proceedings. These
materials are referred to as gray literature because they reside in the "shadows" and can be challenging to locate.
Below is a select group of databases (some freely available) for searching the gray literature.
Energy Citations Database (1948-present) – freely available
Citations and some full-text of materials from the Department of Energy and its predecessors.
NASA Technical Reports Server (1901-present) – freely available
Citations and some full-text of technical reports from NASA and its predecessors.
Public STINET - Defense Technical Information Center (1974-present) – freely available
DTIC's Public STINET provides citations and some full-text of unclassified materials from the Department of Defense.
ETEDWEB - Energy Technology Data Exchange World Energy Base (1974-present)
Contains citations and some full-text of materials related to energy from the 16 Energy Technology Data Exchange
member countries, including the United States (DOE).
Citations and some full-text of technical information related to the uses of nuclear power with worldwide coverage from
116 member states of the International Atomic Energy Agency. NOTE: .
NTIS - National Technical Information Service (1964-present) – freely available
Indexes materials from a number of U.S. government agencies. Some materials have links to obtain the full-text.
NRC ADAMS – A gency-wide D ocuments A ccess and M anagement S ystem (1999-present)
Contains public documents from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
EPRI is a non-profit organization that conducts research and development on technology, operations and the
environment for the global electric power sector. EPRI's reports can be searched through the link above and
some of the reports are freely for download.
Science.gov - freely available
Provides simultaneous searching of databases and websites from 13 federal agencies (e.g., Energy Citations Database,
DOE Information Bridge, NASA Technical Reports Server, NTIS, and Public STINET).
Databases (Journal Literature)
Here are a few databases to search the journal literature in nuclear engineering and related disciplines.
Covers all areas of engineering. Indexes over 2,600 journals, as well as some conference proceedings, technical reports,
and some books.
CSA Technology Research Database (1966-present)
Consists of a number of specialized engineering databases (e.g., aerospace, civil, etc.) and material science databases
(e.g., metals, ceramic, etc.). Indexes over 4,000 periodicals, which includes journals, conference proceedings, trade
magazines, newsletters. Also indexes technical reports and a few books.
Scopus provides multidisciplinary indexing of the science and engineering literature. It is Elsevier's counterpart
to ISI's Web of Science, providing the same core functionality but indexing a wider variety of journals and
proceedings. Coverage generally from 1996 to present though some records date as far back as the mid-1800s.
Provides full-text access to the journal/proceeding/magazine publications of the Institute of Electrical and
Scifinder Scholar (1907-present)
The focus of this database is chemistry, but it covers many areas of physics, engineering, material science, and life
sciences. Indexes ~ 1,500 core journals and selectively covers over 9,500 journals. The database also indexes some
patents, conference proceedings, and some books.
IAEA Technical Reports and E-Books
A number of technical reports and ebooks from International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are freely available online. You might
locate full-text versions of reports found in other databases or search this collection like a database:
Handbook and Tables
- ASME steam tables
Reference TJ270 .A75 1993
- CRC handbook of radiation measurement and protection
Reference QC795. 32 .R3 C17
- Table of radioactive isotopes
Reference QD601.2 .B76 1986
- Nuclear power plants worldwide
Reference TK1194 .N83 1993
- Nuclear engineering handbook
Reference TK9151 .E58
- Table of isotopes
Reference QD601.2 .F57 1996
- Nuclear safety
Reference TK9152 .P47 2006
- Reactor Handbook(2nd Ed.)
Reference TK9202 .R37
- Handbook of nuclear reactor calculations
Third Floor TK9153 .C73
- The decommissioning handbook
Third Floor TK9152.2 .D3585 2004
- World nuclear industry handbook
Reference TK9012 .W6 2006
- The Engineer's Career Guide
Standards, Codes, and Regulations
Consensus standards used by the NRC (Just a list – No full-text):
American Concrete Institute. (2005). ACI Manual of Concrete Practice. Farmington Hills, MI; American
Concrete Institute. (Part 4: Standard 349 - Code Requirements for Nuclear Safety Related Concrete Structures).
Reference TA681 .A5 2005
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (2004). ASME boiler and pressure code: An international code.
New York: ASME. (Part 3: Section III - Rules for Construction of Nuclear Power Plant Components).
Consult “Companion Guide to the ASME Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code" for index, commentary, and
other relevant sections [Reference TJ289 .C66 2006]
Reference TJ291 .A5 2004
American Society of Mechanical Engineers. (2005). Code for operation and maintenance of nuclear power plants
(ASME OM Code-2004). New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Reference TK1343 .C64 2005
American Nuclear Society (ANS) Standards
Wilson Library has a few ANS standards located in Reference. The ANS standards can be searched by title in Merlin.
Reference TK9153 .A59
ASTM Standards – Only active ASTM standards are accessible from this source.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) - CFR10 - Chapter 1: Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The CFR is also available in print: Reference KF70 .A3
IEEE Standards – Are available through the IEEExplore database.
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