Authors of technical reports are often listed with only last name and initials. This means that if you search using an author’s first and last name, you may miss important publications that don’t use the full first name. Help for this can be found when searching the DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database by using Author Select, found on the Fielded Search page. Choose the “Select” button next to the Creator/Author search box. Entering the author’s last name and first initial will allow you to browse and select the variations of the author’s name that you want to search.