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NIST Time and Frequency Publication Database

The NIST Time and Frequency publication database allows you to freely access a total of time and frequency related publications authored by NIST personnel. The publication list includes conference papers, journal and magazine articles, government publications, books, and book chapters covering all facets of the time and frequency field.

Our goal when creating this database was to make all time and frequency related publications authored by NIST personnel (or by the personnel of its predecessor, NBS, the National Bureau of Standards) available to the public as an educational and research tool, as well as a comprehensive historical reference. As a result, we've included publications dating back to 1914. To the best of our knowledge this database is now complete, but if you know of any NIST/NBS time and frequency related publications that aren't found in this database, please send us email and we'll add them to the database as quickly as possible.

The publications are made available as PDF files that can be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. All time and frequency documents released for publication by NIST are listed in this database, but PDF files are usually not made available until after the actual date of publication.

You can search for publications by entering at least one search term in the submission form below, and clicking the submit button. You only need to enter partial terms, such as the author's last name. Words can be entered as either upper or lower case. Multiple words entered on the same line are treated as if "AND" were between them, which narrows your search. After you click the submit button, a list of publications will be displayed. If a publication is available as a PDF file, the title will be underlined. Simply click on the title to access the publication.

If you are interested in time and frequency but are not sure what to search for, visit our list of selected general interest publications from the time and frequency database

Place of Publication
List of Conference and Journal Abbreviations
Year Published (last 2 digits)
Bin Number (4 digits maximum)