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NIST PUBLICATIONS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published a wide variety of scientific publications that document over 100 years of research and innovation. The NIST Digital Archives provides electronic copies of these publications, including the following:

 

Journal of Research

Journal of Research, NBS Scientific Papers, NBS Technologic Papers, and NBS Bulletin

These articles report results of NIST research in science and technology from 1904 to the present day. The four publications are available electronically here:

NIST History Volumes

NIST History Volumes

The complete history of NIST (formerly the National Bureau of Standards) from 1901 through 1993 is documented in three volumes. These histories are available electronically here:

Scientific Papers

Index of Early NIST Publications

These two publications indexes are part of the NBS Circulars, a series of compilations on various subjects related to the Bureau’s scientific, technical, and engineering activities. They are available electronically here:

A Century of Excellence

A Century of Excellence

This publication, published in 2001, commemorates the centennial of NIST by presenting brief accounts of selected classic NIST publications. Click here to access this publication.

Scientific Papers

NBS Summary Technical Reports

The NBS Summary Technical Reports (STRs) were typically brief summaries of research, developments, and test activities conducted by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). Report topics were chosen for their importance to contemporary scientists, engineers, and industry members. The reports were published by the NBS Office of Public Information and were sometimes included in the NBS Technical News Bulletin. The series began in 1946 as the NBS Technical Reports, and was changed to the NBS Summary Technical Reports in 1953. The series was discontinued in 1975. Click here to access these reports.

Polymers Division Annual Reports

This collection of Annual Reports was created as part of NIST's Materials Science and Engineering Division (MSED) Centennial Celebration. It contains the Annual Reports of MSED's Polymers Division from 1979-1997. Click here to access these reports.

 

For more information about types of NIST series publications click here.

 

The NIST Publications Portal is another way to locate NIST publications where you will find links to publication databases specific to the NIST laboratories which represent broad areas of research such as chemistry, physics, information technology, and materials science.

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