Research reports are published by state institutions and research institutions.


The ETH-Bibliothek holds an extensive collection of printed reports from research institutions in Switzerland and abroad. Some reports from ETH Zurich are also available in electronic form.

Furthermore, the ETH-Bibliothek holds a collection of more than 2 million reports on microfiche.

  • Subjects: technology and natural sciences, especially energy technology and nuclear research, but also covering social, economic and political fields
  • Era: from 1910 to the end of the 1990s
  • Origin: mainly from the USA, European countries and Switzerland

Searching and using Printed and electronic reports

Can be searched for and borrowed on the Knowledge Portal. Some reports from ETH Zurich are available as an electronic version with free access via ETH E-Collection (external link).

Reports on microfiche

Search the database NTIS and order the report via Email: from ETH-Bibliothek.

Selection of websites for research and in some cases for obtaining reports, a fee may be charged: