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OSTI.GOV contains over 2.9 million bibliographic citations and over 445,000 full-text documents, primarily from 1943 forward.  When an electronic document is available, an indicator is provided in the search results and on the bibliographic citation page. The electronic document may be accessed via a link to the document.

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In general, when an electronic document is not available, document availability information may be found on the Bibliographic Citation page in the Availability, Publisher, Author, Research Organization, and/or Resource Relation fields.  This information may be helpful in obtaining a copy of the document.

For information about abbreviations and acronyms appearing in the Availability field, see Availability Field Codes and Meanings.

Journal article information may be found in the Resource Relation field.  Journal articles may be obtained from the publisher and/or may be available through a public or university library.

Regional Federal Depository Libraries maintain and make available DOE research literature, providing access to non-electronic documents prior to 1994 and electronic access to more recent documents.

Paper copy documents of DOE's research literature are available for sale from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).  Information for placing orders from NTIS is available at https://classic.ntis.gov/help/order-placing/.

Availability Field Codes and Meanings

AECLReports of the Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, for sale by the Scientific Document Distribution Office, Atomic Energy of Canada.
Library Requests
Chalk River (613) 584-3311, ext. 3900
Sheridan Park (905) 823-9040, ext. 5002
E-mail: librarycr@aecl.ca or librarysp@aecl.ca
APAmerican Institute of Physics, 335 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017
CCComputer media, copyrighted: Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN
CFSTIClearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, VA (US) - a predecessor to NTIS (see NTIS).
CMComputer media, software pkgs: Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN
CSComputer media, abstract only at NTIS.  For complete software package, see CM.
DepDepository Library Program, Government Printing Office (see GPO)
EMInquiries regarding the availability of blueline prints of DOE CAPE drawings which were formerly available for sale by NTIS should be addressed to:
DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information
P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-576-8401
Fax: 865-576-5728
Email: reports@osti.gov
EPEPRI Research Reports Center, P.O. Box 50490, Palo Alto, CA 94303
EUCEC from EUR: Office for Official Publications of the European communities, 2, rue Mercier, L-2985 Luxembourg
EURFor sale by Centrale de vente des publications des Communautes Europeenes 37, rue Glesener-Luxembourg.
FDU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 18th and C Streets, N.W., Mail Stop 1111, Arlington Square Bldg., Washington, DC 20240
FWU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, NASA-Slidell Computer Complex, 1010 Gause Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
GJODOE Grand Junction Office
P.O. Box 2567
Grand Junction, CO 81501
GPGPO: U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 N. Capitol Street, NW, Washington, DC 20401 (https://bookstore.gpo.gov/)
GPOFor sale by the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
U.S. Government Printing Office
732 North Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20401
(202) 512-0000
GRGas Research Institute, 8600 West Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
IAEAAvailable from the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, and from its sales agencies in various countries throughout the world.  A list of these agencies is found in each STI/DOC and STI/PUB publication.
INISInternational Nuclear Information System of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), P. Box 100, Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1400, Vienna, Austria.

INIS is available online at www.iaea.org/inis 
LMECAvailable only to requesters within the United States from the Energy Technology Engineering Center (formerly the liquid Metal Engineering Center), P.O. Box 1449, Canoga Park, CA 91304.
NMNew Mexico Research an Development Institute (NMRDI), Communications Office, Suite M, 457 Washington, S.E., Albuquerque, NM 87108
NTNTIS: National Technical Information Service, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161
NTISFor sale by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161 (www.ntis.gov)
NUNTIS, US Sales Only (see NTIS)
NUREGU.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Technical Information Division, Washington, D.C. 20555.
NYNYSEDA: New York State Energy Development Authority, Two Rockefeller Plaza, Albany, NY 12223
OECDAvailable from O.E.C.D. Publications, 2 rue Andre-Pascal, 75 Paris 16e, France, and from its sales agencies in various countries throughout the world.  A list of these agencies is found in each OECD publication.
OSTIDOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information, P.O. Box 62, Oak Ridge, TN 37831
OTSOffice of Technology Services - predecessor to NTIS (see NTIS)
RSOAvailable only to requesters within the United States from the Nuclear Standards Program Information Center (formerly the Reactor Standards Office), Oak Ridge National Laboratory, P. O. Box X, Oak Ridge, TN 37830.
TICDOE Technical Information Center, a predecessor of OSTI (see OSTI)
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