Where PB-Number Documents |
Although this bibliography is online, most of the PB-Number documents indexed are NOT available online. If a document were available online, a hot-link would be included in the citation.
The PB-number documents listed at this Website are NOT available from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln does NOT own a collection of the early PB-number documents. Please do NOT try to order the documents listed in this bibliography from the University of Nebraska.
The person who created this Website, Bob Bolin, does NOT have copies of the PB Number documents.
Where can you get PB-Number
Copies of most of the documents listed in this index are available from the Library of Congress. However they are very expensive.
Unless you have no alternative, you should try to obtain the document you need from a another source. A reference librarian may be able to help you obtain one of the PB number documents listed in this online bibliography. For example, many reports created by the Radiation Laboratory at MIT are available in the library at MIT. Similarly, hundreds of military manuals were distributed as PB number documents. Of course military manuals are available in many libraries.
FIAT Final Reports
Many reports on German science and industry released through the Publication Board were also distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program as FIAT Final Reports.
The Foreign Intelligence Agency, Technical, (FIAT) provided administrative and logistical support for scientists and engineers investigating German science and industry.
Reports by many of those investigators were issued as FIAT Final Reports.
Many of the FIAT reports can be found in libraries with major government documents collections under Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) Number W1.72/6:[report number].
FIAT reports issued through the Publication Board are listed in FIAT REPORTS, a Bibliography of Index of reports on German Industry(Washington: Department of Commerce, Office of Technical Service, 1948).
To facilitate obtaining PB-number documents, the editor has added notes to citations giving the SuDocs numbers of reports also issued as FIAT reports.
Ordering Manuals from the Library of Congress
The early PB-numbered documents have been transferred to the Library of Congress. Many of the documents listed in BSIR are available on microfilm at the Library of Congress. Prints from the film are available. The combination of a high fees and a high per-page cost make for very expensive prints. A long manual could cost hundreds of dollars.
You must include the PB number listed in the citation in your order and include other identifying information like the author, title, and date of the document you are ordering.
For further information contact the Library of Congress Duplication Service. Call (202)707-5640.