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Technical Reports

About the Collection

The print and microform collection includes computer science, mathematics, statistics, and operations research technical reports from various sources around the world from the mid-1950's to the present. The bulk of the collection is composed of computer science-related reports issued by U.S. institutions from the 1970's and 1980's. Many were later published in magazines and refereed journals.

Of the approximately 56,000 technical reports in the collection, about 30% are freely available online as of this writing through institutional Web sites. You may contact the librarian if you need assistance determining whether or not a particular technical report is online, as not all links are in the catalog. You should also check the list of Sources of TRs and online papers beyond Stanford below.

All technical reports held by the Mathematics & Statistics Library can be found in SearchWorks, the online catalog for the Stanford University Libraries, by searching for the title of the report.

Finding Reports Online

Stanford Mathematics Technical Reports

Most technical reports from the Mathematics Department are not available online. However, some faculty have made their reports available, so check their individual web sites.

Stanford Statistics Technical Reports

Most technical reports issued by the Statistics Department from 1950 to the present are now available online at their Technical Reports Archive.

Computer Science Technical Reports and Notes

All technical reports held by the Mathematics & Statistics Library can be found in SearchWorks, the online catalog for the Stanford University Libraries, by searching for the title of the report.

Reports from 2000+
These reports are only available online

Reports prior to 2000  NOTE: only some Stanford technical reports are available online

Use SearchWorks

OR
Browse (with abstracts) by decade and by type

OR
Download using FTP

  • via your web browser
  • If your browser is set up to use an ftp client (e.g., WS-FTP), go to ftp://db.stanford.edu/pub/cstr. Click on "reports", then click on each folder (subdirectory) as indicated in the report number. For example, if you are looking for report number CS-TR-74-433, click on "cs", then "tr", then "74", then "433".

  • via anonymous FTP
  • FTP to db.stanford.edu/pub/cstr. Set binary. Use the pathname for the report number. For example, if you are looking for CSL-TR-98-555 use the path /reports/csl/tr/98/555. Or if you are looking for CS-TR-98-999 use the path /reports/cs/tr/98/999.

Other sources of Stanford CS-related TRs and papers

Sources of TRs and online papers beyond Stanford

Related topics

Legal Issues

Authors of these technical reports have granted Stanford University non-exclusive rights to distribute, perform, and display these works. The copyright remains with the author. You may copy a report provided that you agree to respect the author's copyright, please contact the author for information regarding authorized uses. A report may be copied for scholarly, non-commercial purposes, such as research or instruction. Reports may not be excerpted unless due acknowledgment is given the author. Moreover, we do not know what additional arrangements authors may have made concerning these reports. Therefore, in copying a report, you are assuming whatever legal responsibilities copying any document might entail.

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