How to Search for and Obtain HSRC Research Publications

Most recent update July 13, 2010

Center publications may be obtained from a number of sources. Individual citations in our Research Publications Bibliography give information on publishers. Whenever available, links to full text versions of publications are given. Links are regularly checked to maintain operability. Additional information on selected sources appears below.

Due to copyright restrictions, HSRC may be unable to fulfill certain document requests. For non-copyrighted reports published prior to the year 1990, users are urged to check the HSRC Electronic Archive. Many of the Center's historic research reports have been digitized, and downloads are accessible at that site. Address requests for digitization of reports to

Federal Highway Administration Electronic Reading Room

NHTSA - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Behavioral Research Reports Library (Maintained by the National Transportation Library)

TRB - Transportation Research Board
The National Academies
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

TRB's Online Bookstore

Additional resources:

National Transportation Library

The mission of the National Transportation Library (NTL) is to maintain and facilitate access to statistical and other information needed for transportation decision-making at the Federal, State, and local levels and to coordinate with public and private transportation libraries and information providers to improve information sharing among the transportation community. NTL was established in 1998 by the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21).

NTL Integrated Search System

The NTL Integrated Search System is a tool that searches the NTL Digital Repository, TRIS Online, and records for other web accessible transportation resources, including research and policy sites of the State DOT and University Transportation Centers' research publications and document repositories. The resources in the Integrated Search System may be searched jointly or independently.

TRIS Online

The TRIS Online database, a partnership between the Transportation Research Board and NTL, contains the bibliographic records of more than half a million transportation research publications, including technical reports, books, conference proceedings and journal articles. Currently there are over 40,000 records with links to full text electronic copies. TRIS Online coverage includes works on transportation planning, finance, design and construction, materials, environmental issues, safety and human factors, and operations for the modes of highways, transit, railroads, maritime and aviation.


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