Semester Project Help
- Preparation of a technical presentation based on an independent study of an engineering problem (i.e.,internship or identified interest), including an abstract in conformance with SPE guidelines.
- Oral presentation of the study findings in a formal technical conference format (Departmental Student Paper Contest), judged by petroleum industry professionals.
There are TWO Core Databases for Petroleum Engineering
......OnePetro AND Petroleum Abstracts!
It’s best to work in Petroleum Abstracts and use the Find Text at TAMU linking and ‘Get it for me’ if needed. Simply save the paper number for any needed SPE publication you find and simply paste that number into a search in OnePetro -and you’ll quickly have the PDF!
Just go to the Petroleum Engineering subject guide at: http://guides.library.tamu.edu/PetroleumEngineering to access these databases, and more!
How to cite your references correctly per SPE Guidelines
The SPE Author Resources page at: http://www.spe.org/authors/resources/ has tools for paper preparation, including the SPE Publications Style Guide: http://www.spe.org/authors/docs/SPE-Style-Guide-2015-16.pdf
How to avoid plagiarism
Here is a link to part of a tutorial on the subject of Academic Integrity and Plagiarism that discusses plagiarism in detail, including how to avoid it: http://library.tamu.edu/services/library_tutorials/academic_integrity/academic_integrity_3.html
The Library Homepage
Note key links on this page. Set up your Get it for me account and login here to request, view and download your article PDFs -and more. Use the LibCat link on the left to search for books or link to journals, etc. Use the Class Guides link on the left to access any guides set up specifically for your classes in many disciplines. Use the Subject Librarians or the Need research help? links to access subject guides prepared for Petroleum Engineering, as well as many, many more! (See the full alphabetical list). You can also use the AskUs chat service (also linked to the left on this guide), connect to your Course Reserves, and much more!