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Ovid Adds Petroleum Abstracts

:: From Information Today:

Ovid Technologies (http://www.ovid.com), a provider of electronic medical, scientific, and social sciences information solutions, announced that Petroleum Abstracts’ TULSA database is now available through the Ovid Web Gateway. Ovid is an operating company of Wolters Kluwer Health, a division of Wolters Kluwer, the multinational publishers and information services company.

Petroleum Abstracts (PA) is a service of The University of Tulsa. Its TULSA database contains more than 800,000 records dating back to 1965. The references are derived from more than 300 journals published worldwide, proceedings from 250 annual petroleum conferences, patent gazettes, books, dissertations, government reports, and other sources. Approximately 500 new entries are added weekly; more than 25,000 are added annually. The TULSA database is indexed by petroleum engineers and geoscientists using PA’s controlled vocabulary of index terms from the Petroleum Abstracts Exploration & Production Thesaurus and Geographic Thesaurus. Each entry also includes a PA accession number, which can be used to order a full-text copy of any available document from the Petroleum Abstracts Document Delivery Service (PADDS).

[Editor’s Note: TULSA is also available on the Dialog and Questel•Orbit online services.]
Source: Ovid Technologies, Inc.

Petroleum Abstracts has always been an index and database of contradictions: great content combined with poor accessibility, either through its print indexes, CD-ROM, or the current platform it offers, which allows no printing, downloading, selection of records, etc. Hopefully moving it to Ovid will change that.

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