Technical Reports

IEEE/IEE Electronic Library (IEL) IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) includes access to the full text of IEEE content published since 1988 with select content published since 1893 from:
IEEE journals, transactions, and magazines, including early access documents, conference proceedings,journals, IET conference proceedings, published standards, Standards Dictionary Online.
Virtual Technical Reports Center, University of Maryland "The Virtual Technical Reports Center  is a listing of institutions that provide either full-text reports, or searchable extended abstracts of their technical reports on the World Wide Web.  This site contains links to technical reports, preprints, reprints, dissertations, theses, and research reports of all kinds.  Some metasites are  listed by subject categories, as well as by institution.  As of January 1, 2013, this content will be available, but the links will no longer be updated."
NTIS - National Technical Information Service "The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas"
Science.Gov " is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, provides a search of over 55 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2100 scientific Websites (see fact sheet)."
Science Accelerator "Science Accelerator is a gateway to science, including R&D results, project descriptions, accomplishments, and more, via resources from the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), U.S. Department of Energy.
It was developed to advance discovery and to deliver science information. The resources let you explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search scientific e-prints, locate science conference papers and proceedings, and more."
TRAIL-Technical Report Archive and Image Library "The Technical Report Archive & Image Library (TRAIL) is an initiative led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with CRL and other interested agencies to identify, digitize, archive, and provide access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975. The TRAIL project began under the auspices of the Greater Western Library Alliance  (GWLA).  All GWLA members provided support in the early years of the TRAIL project."
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC®) serves the DoD community as the largest central resource for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today .
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - NEPIS More than 7,000 in-stock and 24,000 digital titles are available to search and retrieve, download, print and/or order from the EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications.
Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Library The Research Library holds over 3 million unclassified technical reports, in print, microfiche and electronic formats. We are an archival resource for Los Alamos reports, with all formal LA reports since 1943 and many informal LA-URs. Use the databases below, or contact the library by email or phone 667-5809. We have more reports than are shown in the Library Catalog, and access to other resources.
National Transportation Library Transportation Library (NTL) is a repository of U.S. DOT transportation information, serves as a portal transportation data, and provides library services to U.S. DOT employees. NTL’s mission 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.
Fire Research Information Services (FRIS) The Research Information Service, formerly known as the Fire Research Information Service (FRIS), is located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) . It is an information resource center and library available to NIST staff, fire protection engineers, scientists, and fire service personnel around the world. The 80,000 document collection represents a vast resource of information on building and fire research related subjects.
International Atomic Energy Agency INIS Database The International Nuclear Information System (INIS) hosts one of the world's largest collections of published information on the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology. It offers online access to a unique collection of non-conventional literature. INIS is operated by the IAEA in collaboration with over 150 members.
The above picture is from the National Bureau of Standards Electronic Automatic Computer (SEAC)
Author: NIST
Date: 1950
Document Type: NBS

Computer image processing began at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) in 1957. The construction of the early National Bureau of Standards Electronic Automatic Computer (SEAC) computer made possible the experiments that led to image processing. SEAC, was the first electronic computer with an internally stored program in the United States Government. It was the first of three computers built at NBS.
Technical Reports and Images like this can be found at TRAIL-Technical Report Archive and Image Library

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We offer both general and discipline-specific library research training sessions for students, faculty, and staff, in order to familiarize them with library resources and give them an introduction to basic research techniques. Training can be held in the library training room, in your classroom, or even at a satellite location. We can also meet online via WebEx/eLearn. Sessions held during your regular classtime will reach the most students and we will target sources and services for your particular needs.

Williams Staff Member


Office:  1313
Phone:201 216 XXXX







Romel Espinel

I have more than 6 years of experience working in colleges and universities teaching & developing technology for college students to become critical thinkers about information and media literacies, using active and problem-based instruction. I am active leader in developing educational resources for online use by all members of the Stevens community.


Pratt Institute, MS, Library & Information Science, 2009, • Beta Phi Mu Theta
Rutgers University, MA (in progress)
New Jersey City University, BA 1990-1994

Library Service:

Web Services Librarian
Stevens Institute of Technology  -  August 2012 – Present (2 years 9 months)Hoboken, NJ

  • Design & manage the Samuel C. Williams Library's web pages and social media.
  • Conduct research for human computer interactions
  • Develop and Implement usability testing of students, faculty and Stevens Community
  • Coordinated collaboration with Marketing and Information Systems for best practices and standards
  • Teach library classes in information literacy and critical thinking
  • Developed workshops for information searching, accessing and evaluating sources
  • Developed instructional media, specifically videos for off-campus student access
  • Coordinated the implementation of course-specific library guides using libguides

Reference & Instruction Librarian
Berkeley College  -  February 2009 – August 2012 (3 years 7 months) NYC, NY

  • Liaison to English and General Education Departments
  • Active & problem-based learning instruction for onsite and online classes
  • Delivered electronic tutorials using Jing and Camtasia screen capturing software.
  • Built interactive presentations for online instruction
  • Proficient in delivering ACRL Performance Standards and Outcomes for Information Literacy
  • Programmed curriculum for online and onsite English courses
  • Integrated iClicker devices for instruction and assessment
  • Libguides committee member for implementation and development
  • Information Literacy Committee member
  • Developed and promoted information literacy programs for the college community

Information Architect and Web Designer Internship
Association of College and Research Libraries - Summer 2008

  • Designed and upgraded ACRL's Scholarly Communication web page by using open source Drupal content management system;
  • Responsible for building community website that integrated many Web 2.0 functions;
  • Migrated and organized content from previous standard HTML site to Drupal site
  • Conducted competitive analysis, user interviews and arranged card sorting for developing label systems and taxonomies;
  • Site launched in November 2008.

Instruction Librarian Internship
Barnard College Library September 2007 - December 2007

  • Assisted senior librarian in instructional practices of librarians
  • Researched Instructional assessment practices


•Espinel, R., Valenti, A. (2015, January).  Roads? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Roads: Paving Your Own Path with Open Source Library Guides.  VALE New Jersey Annual Users' Conference 2015.  Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.  Breakout session.

Espinel, R., Beninghove, L., Orlofsky, V.L., Horowitz, E. (2014, January).  Flipping the Script: Using Videos as Instructional Tools to Flip the Information Literacy Class.  VALE New Jersey Annual Users' Conference 2014.  Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey.  Breakout session.

Espinel, R. & Beninghove, L. (2013) Getting Dirty: Students Dig Though Achives to Discover a City and Their University and Create Web-Based Library Media. Poster Presentation at New Jersey Library Association 2013 Conference.

•Espinel, R., Deptula, M., & Wilkins. (2013) Presence and Value of Mobile Apps in the New Jersey Academic Environment . Virtual Academic Library Association Annual User's Conference. January 4, 2013.

•Espinel, R. & Stoler, D. (2012). Search & Destroy: Students as Agents of Knowledge Sharing through Library Displays . A paper given at the First Annual Berkeley College Conference on Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking. October 20, 2012.

• Espinel, R. (2012) Mobility Now! Or the Importance of Developing a Mobile Library Website Poster Presentation. 2012 New Jersey Librarian Association Annual Conference

• Espinel, R. (2010) Non-Linear Learning for A New Generation of Students Poster presentation. Virtual Academic Library Association (VALE) Winter 2010 Conference.


• Co-Chair Technology Committee - New Jersey Library Association-College & University Section
• Member - Association of Colleges & Research Libraries Innovations Committee (2009-2011)
• Member - VALE NJ Users’ Conference Organizing Committee (Fall 2009)
• President - School of Information and Library Science Student Association - 2008 – 2009

Professional Societies

•American Library Association (ALA)
•Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
•American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)
• New Jersey Library Assoication


Leah Loscutoff

Archives and Special Collections Librarian

Phone: 201.216.5416

Fax: 201.216.8319


John Cruz

Circulation Services Manager
Office:  Library

Doris Oliver

Doris Oliver
Assistant Curator
Office:  Library

Course Reserves

Certain items that prove to be high-demand/high-usage are housed separately from the regular collection and have a shorter borrowing period to facilitate fair access. Selected titles are entered into the Reserve Collection at the request of faculty or Library Staff and are shelved behind the Circulation Services desk. Reserve books can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty seeking to place Library Books on reserve must complete a Reserve Book Form. The Library will then take care of either pulling books from the shelves or ordering them if necessary. Forms should be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Below is a listing of our Reserve Materials.

Reserve Course Materials

Reserve course materials include homework assignments, examination questions & answers, old examinations, etc., that faculty have placed on Reserve in order to provide convenient access for their students. These materials, arranged by Course #, can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the Library. Faculty wanting to place course material on reserve should complete a Course Material Reserve Form and submit it along with the material being sent to the Library. Please note that it is important that all items on the form be completed as thoroughly as possible. Forms and material should be sent to the attention of John Cruz.

Reserve Periodicals

A small number of popular periodical titles are kept at the Circulation Desk for a current rolling 3-month period. Reserve periodicals can be borrowed for 2 hours & can only be used in the Library.