The TULSA Petroleum Abstracts Database: A Comparison of Two Platforms Academic Article uri icon


  • Until recently, the database TULSA Petroleum Abstracts has been available to academic libraries with essentially the same interface and features that are provided to its primary users in the petroleum industry. A comparative analysis of the database is presented between the Dialog platform and the recently introduced EBSCO platform. Detailed comparisons are given in the areas of general features, search features, display options, retrieval options, and search results algorithms, thus allowing academic libraries to make informed purchase decisions. Considering the substantial number of petroleum engineering college departments and related programs in the world and the present state of the economy, the information presented is significant.

published proceedings

  • Science & Technology Libraries

author list (cited authors)

  • Kimball, R.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Kimball, Rusty

publication date

  • January 2010