I'm woefully behind setting up research patrols and getting bombarded with requests for technical documentation. [...] As you patrol the Commonwealth, keep your eyes open for blueprints, memos, manuals, books, charts... anything containing useful technical data.”— Introducing the job to the Sole Survivor
As the Sole Survivor explored the Commonwealth, they will periodically discover technical documents within desks and cabinets. Return these documents to Quinlan at any time, for a small caps reward. This quest remains active so long as the Sole Survivor remains in good graces with the Brotherhood of Steel, and may be repeated an indefinite number of times for an indefinite number of bottlecaps.