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Earth Sciences Subject Guides:

Energy Resources Engineering

Stanford access to SPE OIL


Indexes will lead you to articles in journals and series and papers in conference proceedings, as well as technical reports. There are three indexes of major importance for Petroleum Engineering:

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Other Indexes of Possible Interest to Petroleum Engineers

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Petroleum Abstracts

The last 10 years are available. Stanford Only. Select the Clients Click Here button.

Summary: Subjects covered include: Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics, Drilling, Reservoir Engineering & Recovery Methods, Well Logging from the worldwide literature on upstream petroleum operations. Included are conference proceedings, journal articles, government reports, books and patent filings. Paper index available in Branner library covers 1964-present. A guide to search commands is available.

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SPE OIL: On-Line Information Library

The full text of more than 40,000 technical papers submitted to the Society of Petroleum Engineers 1951-present is available. The collection includes meeting papers, and unsolicited papers, as well as many of those published in the Journal of petroleum technology (JPT) and other peer-reviewed SPE journals. Indexing is provided.

Stanford ONLY

Branner Library maintains a full print subscription to all of the peer-reviewed SPE journals and annual conference as well. A microfiche set of the papers (1951-1995) is also available in Branner Library.

All SPE Members may access OIL's index and order papers using their own member number.

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NTIS Government Reports

Coverage is from 1964-present. Use NTIS Database to access the latest U.S. government-sponsored research and worldwide scientific, technical, engineering, and business-related information. NTIS is the source for purchasing unclassified and publicly available information from research reports, journal articles, data files, computer programs and audio visual products from Federal sources. Some information is available from international government departments and other international organizations including those from Canada, Japan, the former Soviet Union, Western and Eastern European countries.

NTIS items that Stanford owns can be found in Socrates. For all others use the Interlibrary Borrowing Request Form.

Endnote users: See these instructions for exporting citations from NTIS into EndNote.

Water Resources Abstracts

(Stanford-affiliated users only)

Summary: Includes abstracts of journal articles, monographs, reports and other publication formats on water resources as treated in the life, physical and social sciences and the related engineering and legal aspects of the characteristics, supply condition, conservation, control, use, or management of water resources.

Endnote users: there is a filter for importing records from Cambridge Scientific Abstracts' version of Water Resources Abstracts, available from Endnote. None of the CSA provided files are yet searchable using EndNote's Z39.50 capability.

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Library Catalogs

Use SOCRATES - Stanford's Web-based Catalog to find the location of needed books, journals, maps, data files, and technical reports.

If you can't find what you need in SOCRATES, check other Library catalogs or send a question to (Stanford only) to Branner Reference staff: at

If Stanford doesn't have a document (article, map, book, report) that you need, fill out the appropriate online form:

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Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, Handbooks

Listed here are a selected few of the dictionaries and handbooks available in Branner and Swain libraries, designed to give you a flavor of the types of information available. Either come in and browse the shelves or browse Socrates if you can't find the information you need in one of these.

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Full Text Materials Note: some titles may be restricted to use by the Stanford community only.

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Full text Earth Sciences Monographs: Books, Government Documents, Series Volumes, Technical Reports, Theses Selected

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Data Resources Selected

Search SOCRATES - Stanford's Web-based Catalog for data sets on cd-roms or other media that can be checked out. For best results go to Socrates' expert screen: using an everything field, type "cd or compact or disk or disks or discs or disc or diskette?" AND the subject for which you want the data. For example for earthquakes you might search "earthquake or earthquakes or seismic or seismology" in another everything field. If you retrieve too much either use subject instead of everything OR add the place that you want, for example: subject California. To request additional data sets or help in locating information: send email to Stanford Community Members Only, Please

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Other Information Resources for Energy Resources Engineering

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Guides to Internet Resources for Petroleum Engineers

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Associations, Societies and Organizations

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Government Agencies

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Software Resources for the Earth Sciences

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Web Pages for Universities and Institutions

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Additional Stanford Sites of Interest

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Back to Branner's homepage, or view other subject guides:

General Earth Sciences | Climatology and Meteorology | Earth Systems / The Environment | Earthquakes and Seismology | Environmental Geochemistry | Geochemistry - Mineralogy - Metamorphic and Igneous Petrology | Geomathematics and Geostatistics | Geomechanics, Rock Mechanics, & Structural Geology | Geophysics and Geodesy | Hydrogeology | Indexes to Journal Articles, Reports, Maps, Etc. | IPER | Marine Geology and Physical Oceanography | Ore Deposits | Energy Resources Engineering | Paleontology - Petroleum Geology - Sedimentary Petrology - Stratigraphy | Soils | Selected Sites for Geoscientists | Writing in the Earth Sciences

Maintained by Branner Reference Staff

Compiler: Charlotte Derksen

Last modified: September 14, 2006

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