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Energy Resources: Oil

This guide originally created by Rick Keogh provides information on energy resources. Primary emphasis is the United States, with some global resources.

Recommended Books

Industry Profiles

These databases will direct you to in-depth profiles on various sectors of the energy industry.

Articles & Databases

The resources below will assist you in researching company and industry information for the oil industry.  You can also obtain full-text articles which are constantly updated.


These online journals are a useful resource for researching oil industry issues and news.

Videos on Oil

These Films on Demand videos touch on various aspects of oil.  To access them, type the titles below in the searchbox in the upper right hand corner.

  • "Gas Prices"
  • "Over a Barrel: The Truth About Oil"
  • "The Curse of Oil"
  • "The Hunt for Black Gold: Oil in the 21st Century"

Additional videos may be located using keyword searching.

Other Industry Background

These industry "snapshot" narratives provide additional information about industries dealing with the the oil industry.


Links to sites for trade/professional organizations for the oil industry.

Other Useful Resources

Links to sites for other useful information on the oil industry.