ADAMS stands for Agencywide Documents Access and Management System. This database system lists virtually all published documents related to the operation of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the facilities they oversee. All documents published after 1999 are in ADAMS in a full-text, pdf format. Prior to 1999 a limited number of the records have full-text documents attached to the bibliographic records.
NOTE: Nearly all of the documents published prior to 2000 are in the NRC microfiche collection at Cal Poly. You need to get the fiche number and the location on the fiche for the desired documents. This information can be gotten from the ADAMS Public Legacy Library online or the Title List of Documents Made Publicly Available (a paper index in the Cal Poly collection).
ADAMS Public Documents includes two databases. In the Advanced Search tab, select one or the other using the check boxes.
November 1, 1999 to present
Public Legacy Library
1960s to October 31, 1999
Bibliographic citations plus some abstracts and full text