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Energy and Earth Resources Research Help

compiled by Angela Gooden, July 2010

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Commodities resources Law related resources
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Energy and Earth Resources Research Help

Now more than ever, we need leaders to improve global economic issues in relation to renewable energy, oil production, water resources etc.

This guide will be useful for those furthering their expertise and/or seeking careers in the business, finance, planning, or management areas of natural resources. 

Finding resources for this area can be tricky but here’s a guide to point you in the right direction!


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(market information, financial news, statistics)

Business FAQ
Business Source Complete
Business Monitor Online
Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

(natural resources, upstream/downstream)

GeoScience World
Web of Science
Environmental Index

(ways to create or improve existing processes, drilling techniques)

One Petro
IEEE Xplore
Web of Science
Energy Citations Database
U.S. Energy Information Administration. Independent Statistics and Analysis
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers

(policies, regulations)

Academic Search Complete
LexisNexis Academic


Commodities resources

CRB Commodity Yearbook- Most comprehensive electronic source of commodities and future market shares information. By Commodity Research Bureau : John Wiley & Sons. Available through EBL (EBook Library) .

Minerals Yearbook: Volume I-- Metals and Minerals - Useful for locating statistical information on mineral and material industries.

Industrial minerals & rocks: commodities, markets, and uses. Littleton, CO : Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 2006.
TN 799.5 A43 2006 Geology Library Reference


Law related resources (great starting points)

Help build your case by using these treatises and books! LibGuides compiled by Tarlton Law Library .

Energy and Natural Resources Law

Environmental Law

Finding a Regulation: Texas Administrative Code


Governmental Agencies

Government  Information

USGS- Texas Water Science Center

Bureau of Economic Geology

Google U.S. Government Search

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Energy Information Administration: Independent Statistics and Analysis

Railroad Commission of Texas


Organizations and International Associations

BP Statistical Review of World Engery

International Energy Agency

International Association of Drilling Contractors

International Association for Energy Economics

Outlook for Energy. ExxonMobil.

Society of Petroleum Engineers        


Digital Books and Encyclopedias

Net Library - Full text reference and professional electronic books.

EBL (EBook Library)
- Database of over 50,000 books (including science and technology).

Google Book Search - Searches complete text of books from selected library collections and publishers.

Gale Virtual Library - Includes subject encyclopedias from many academic disciplines.

Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology - Use this to find information on chemical products, processes, and economics.

International petroleum encyclopedia. Tulsa, OK : PennWell Pub. Co. [etc.] 1967- .
HD 9560.5 I59 Geology and Engineering Libraries


Style Guides

Citing and Evaluating Electronic Sources

Style Guides - Citing Your Sources