Where am I missing the correct turn to take for doing this?
You are not missing anything, you are simply looking for features that do not exist (yet).
What you should do is review the code of the website (\inetpub\solarwinds\) and create your own resources based on information you found in the asp code of the files.
Note: this is not supported and will probably make you dissapointed after each new release if your resources are no more working.
In parallel to this you should post in the feature request section of this forum, if you already created the resources, why not posting the source code so that developers may integrate them in future releases, thus handling the support over new releases.
This is what happened for few Syslog resources: Advanced syslog parser v.1.02
They are now part of V9.5.
Also note that you add reports from report writer as resources.