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Engineering 101: Technical Reports

This guide was created to assist Engineering 101 in using the WVU Libraries resources.

What is a Technical Report?

According to the Colorado State University, a Technical Report presents facts and conclusions about designs and other projects. "Typically, a technical report includes research about technical concepts as well as graphical depictions of designs and data. A technical report also follows a strict organization."

For more information see CSU's Writing Guide:  Engineering Technical Reports.

See also the Research Guide:  Technical Writing & Communication: A Primer

News: Upcoming Workshops

Get a headstart on your research!

The Evansdale Library will be hosting a series of workshops on using Citation Management tools.

All Workshops will be in G-16 of Evansdale Library.

Overview of EndNote, Mendeley, & Zotero

Thursday August 24 | 11AM-12PM *

Wednesday August 30 | 4-5PM *

Friday September 1 | 10-11AM *

Individual workshops:

Zotero: Tuesday September 5 | 11AM-12PM *

EndNote: Thursday September 7 | 11AM-12PM *

Mendeley: Friday September 8 | 11AM-12PM *

Zotero: Monday September 11 | 4-5PM *

EndNote: Tuesday September 12 | 4-5PM *

Mendeley: Wednesday September 13 | 4-5PM *

* All workshops are free and do not require pre-registration.

Seating is limited to 35 at each workshop, first-come, first-served.

Technical Report Resources

Citing a Technical Report in MLA


Last-name, First-name and First-name Last-name .  “Title of Chapter.”  Document Title.  Government Publication Number.    Place of Publication: Publishing Agency, Year.  Pages of chapter. Format.  Date Month Year of Access.




Roy, L., H. Nigg,and  H. Watson. Novel Concepts For Isotopic Separation Of 3he/4he. 2012. Web. 17 August 2013.


Smith, Joshua E.  and Eugene J. Peterson. [Los Alamos National
“National Technical Nuclear Forensics.” The Los Alamos Science Pillars: The Science of Signatures. 2012.  Web. 17 August 2013.


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