Uranium, Oil and Gas Information

There are a number of blogs out there on oil and gas technology, and someone may have picked up on information about whatever it is the person wants to know. Do a search on "oil and gas technology blogs"...then search those. Also using Blog Spot may turn up a search term you need.

You might also be able to use BlogBridge http://www.blogbridge.com/ Technorati http://www.technorati.com/ or Blogstreet http://www.blogstreet.com/search.html


Energy Portal Search

http://www.osti.gov/search.html"The <http://www.osti.gov/search.html> EnergyPortal search function allows users to search across one or more of the dispersed collections listed on the EnergyPortal search page. A free text search capability is currently offered in this proof-of-concept application since the scientific and technical information collections are both heterogeneous in nature and employ different types of search engines." Search several US government and private energy databases.


http://www.energysearch.com/"Energysearch <http://www.energysearch.com/> is the premier Internet search engine for the Energy Industry, providing Internet users with fast, accurate search results on global energy topics."

Engineering E-journal Search Engine http://www.eevl.ac.uk/eese/"The <http://www.eevl.ac.uk/eese/> Engineering E-journal Search Engine searches the full text of over one hundred engineering e-journals, which are listed in the EEVL catalogue of engineering resources (with their own record or as part of a parent site). In order to be selected, e-journals must be free, full text (or offer most of their content as full text) and available without registration. Articles in PDF, which require an Adobe Acrobat reader (downloadable from the Adobe Website), and Postscript format are also included."

Find Articles

http://www.findarticles.com/"Search <http://www.findarticles.com/> millions of articles from leading academic, industry and general interest publications. We give you free access to information you can trust, from a collection you'll only find here." Search engine for magazine articles only.


http://www.geoindex.com/"GeoIndex <http://www.geoindex.com/> is a powerful Search Engine developed, owned and maintained by Datasurge Company to specifically fill a need for the Geo-Environmental professional. The areas covered by this search Engine are: 1.GEOTECHNICAL; 2.ENVIRONMENTAL; 3.HYDROGEOLOGY; 4.GEOLOGY; 5.MINING 6.PETROLEUM. This is a continuously growing service which will provide a rich environment of information unmatched in this area. The information available is broken down into four different Categories, and they are COMPANIES, ASSOCIATIONS, EDUCATION, and GOVERNMENT." specialized index for geotechnical, environmental, hydrogeology, geology, mining and petroleum

Petro Find

http://www.petrofind.com/"Petrofind.Com <http://www.petrofind.com/> was officially launched on May 27, 2000 and has been created with one directive, the ability to find anything and everything pertaining to the Petroleum Industry. No longer will anyone have to go through hundreds of pages and documents, as is the case with the general search engines, to find anything related to the petroleum industry, it's here." drill down directory for petroleum information

Scirus - Scientific Search Engine http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/"Scirus <http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/> is the most comprehensive science-specific search engine on the Internet. Driven by the latest search engine technology, Scirus searches over 200 million science-specific Web pages, enabling you to quickly: Pinpoint scientific, scholarly, technical and medical data on the Web; Find the latest reports, peer-reviewed articles, patents, pre prints and journals that other search engines miss; Offer unique functionalities designed for scientists and researchers. Scirus has proved so successful at locating science-specific results on the Web that the Search Engine Watch Awards voted Scirus 'Best Specialty Search Engine' in 2001 and 2002 and 'Best Directory or Search Engine Website' WebAward from Web Marketing Association in 2004." comprehensive science-specific search engine

Wergy - Energy Search http://gmaiso.free.fr/energy/index.php3?page=defaultSearch engine and directory for energy news, analysis, speeches, etc.

My experience with this is that you may not be able to find it on the Web. Another strategy would be to discover, via the Web and science journals, the prolific scientists in this specialty and have your patron contact them directly. I've had conversations with many academicians and subsequently received unpublished materials and great references on my topic of interest directly from them.

If your patron has to have "published" material or is reluctant to contact scientists, then you could try the DOE e-print archive http://www.osti.gov/eprints/

Or one of the growing number of institutional repositories like the Calf. Dig. Library. Find the university with a strong concentration in oil & gas technology and see if they have a repository. http://repositories.cdlib.org/escholarship/


Sometimes "grey literature" [British spelling] and "gray literature" [American spelling] have technical information not published elsewhere.

Since you are looking for an oil and gas technology, you may want to try both spellings.


lit.htm - ALA Internet Resources: Gray literature: Resources for locating unpublished research, Brian S. Mathews, C&RL News, Vol. 65, No. 3, March 2004 http://www.osti.gov/graylit/ - gray literature from U.S. federal government agencies

http://www.lib.utexas.edu/chem/info/gray.html - Locating Gray Literature (in the physical sciences)

For more information about Grey Literature in the Sciences:

http://library.brooklyn.cuny.edu/access/greyliter.htm - The Role of Grey Literature in the Sciences, by Prof. Irwin Weintraub