About the CollectionThe 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.
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
Browse (with abstracts) by decade and by type
Download using FTP
- via your web browser
- via anonymous FTP
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".
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.
- Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)
- Knowledge Systems Laboratory (KSL)
- Stanford Concurrency Group (Boole group)
- Stanford Concurrency Group (Chu spaces)
- Stanford Distributed Systems Group (DSG)
- Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research
- Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (iCME)
- Stanford SUIF Compiler Group
- Stanford University InfoLab (formerly Database Group)
- Stanford University Computer Science Department
Sources of TRs and online papers beyond Stanford
- Guide to Technical Reports
- Virtual Technical Reports Center
- DBLP Computer Science Bibliography
- CiteSeer (aka ResearchIndex)
- Historical NCSTRL Collection