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.technorati.com/ or Blogstreet
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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subsequently received unpublished materials and great references on my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
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.
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locating unpublished research, Brian S. Mathews, C&RL News, Vol. 65, No.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
- gray literature from U.S. federal government agencies
- Locating Gray Literature (in the physical sciences)
For more information about Grey Literature in the Sciences:
- The Role of Grey Literature in the Sciences, by Prof. Irwin Weintraub