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NACA Digital Library (NACA Digital Library)
The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) existed from 1915 to 1958 and was the predecessor for NASA. The primary product of NACA research was the NACA report series, which included Reports, Technical Notes, Technical Memorandums, Research Memorandums, Annual Reports, and other materials. A large number of their reports have been digitized and are available full-text.

NARA Archival Information Locator (National Archives and Records Administration)
NAIL is the working prototype for a future online catalog of holdings in Washington, DC, the regional records services facilities, and the Presidential libraries.

NASA Glenn Technical Reports Server (NASA Glenn Technical Reports Server)
 The Glenn Research Center's Technical Reports Server (GLTRS) is a service that allows users to search available online technical reports and abstracts. Unlimited, unclassified, and publicly available NASA series reports (TM, TP, CR, CP, SP) are available in PDF

NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Database(s). (Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Database(s))
 STI (scientific and technical information) is the collected set of facts, analyses, and conclusions resulting from scientific, technical, and related engineering research and development efforts, both basic and applied.

NASA Technical Reports Server (NASA Technical Reports Server)
The NASA Scientific and Technical Information (STI) Program's mission is to collect, archive, and disseminate NASA aerospace information, and locate domestic and international STI pertinent to NASA's missions and Strategic Enterprises.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) (U.S. Department of Justice)
The NCJRS Abstracts Database is one of the largest criminal and juvenile justice libraries and databases in the world. The collection, with holdings from the early 1970s to the present, contains more than 180,000 publications, reports, articles, and audiovisual products from the United States and around the world. These resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional hearing transcripts, and training materials. The NCJRS sponsoring agencies publish hundreds of reports and other information products each year. Most of the titles are available online through the NCJRS Web site. (
"Gathers the best articles and research from leading think tanks, news sources, advocacy groups and individual policy analysts."

National Newspapers Core (ProQuest)
Provides full text of the following newspapers:
Christian Science Monitor (1990-Present)
Los Angeles Times (1985-Present)
New York Times (11980-Present)
Wall Street Journal (1984-Present)
Washington Post (1987-Present)

National Service Center for Environmental Publications (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) (EPA)
Access to the full text of EPA Digital publications.

Navy Modeling and Simulation Office (NMSO) Resources ( )
Modeling & Simulation

NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Economics papers

Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library (NCSTRL)
Computer Science

Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations)
Digital Library of ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations)

NewsBank (NewsBank)

Full-text news resources in: Access World News, Armed Services and Government News, and Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports.

New York Times Current (ProQuest)
Provides searchable full text of the New York Times From 1980 to the present

New York Times Historic (ProQuest)
Provides full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue of the New York Times (1851-2007) (LexisNexis)
LexisNexis offers two major databases for NPS users: LexisNexis and LexisNexis Academic. This resource,, is part of LexisNexis, and requires a password to use, available via AskALibrarian.  With the part of LexisNexis, users can find articles from a huge variety of newspapers, news wires, congressional transcripts, TV and radio transcripts, magazines, journals, business publications and more. Most documents are provided as full-text (ASCII text only, no graphics). For more information, AskALibrarian.

NSSN - A National Resource for Global Standards (American National Standards Institute)
The NSSN contains over 250,000 references to standards from more than 600 developers worldwide. These have been grouped into six categories: Approved Industry Standards, Approved International Standards, Approved U.S. Government Standards, Industry Standards Under Development, International Standards Under Development, U.S. Government Standards Under Development.

NTIS (National Technical Information Service)
NTIS is the federal government's central source for the sale of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information by or for the U.S. government and complementary materials from international sources. Approximately 2.5 million products are available in a variety of formats including online, electronic, multimedia, CD-ROM , paper, and microfiche.

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