2021 FDL Conference: Reaching New Audiences: Using Technical Reports for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
- Larayne Dallas, Engineering Librarian, McKinney Engineering Library, University of Texas at Austin
- Tom Rohrig, Associate Librarian, University Library, Texas Tech University
2021 Federal Depository Library Conference
Title: Reaching New Audiences: Using Technical Reports for Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
When you think of technical reports, is this what you think . . . Easier to find than in the past but always associated with STEM research? We want to change your mind on the second part of that. With a focus on humanities and social sciences content, we will describe the logic behind using technical reports for research in non-STEM fields. We will recommend databases for exploration; show examples; and, we hope, persuade you to look at the technical report literature in a new way.