Libraries

of Research Papers

These libraries contain primarily peer-reviewed research papers. Some papers appear in more than one library. Using the Search or Advanced Search function on this Web site will facilitate your finding the specific subjects you want.

Oil and Gas Degradation

This library of nearly 900 entries contains research papers regarding oil and gas degradation in the marine environment. It includes all types of hydrocarbons and all types of marine environments.

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

This library of nearly 200 entries contains research papers regarding the 2010 Macondo Well/Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. It includes all matters pertaining to the incident—scientific, legal, political, cultural, etc. To supplement these materials, please see the NOAA Central Library's Deepwater Horizon: A Preliminary Bibliography of Published Research and Expert Commentary.

Various Oil Spills

This library of nearly 100 entries contains research papers regarding oil spills in the marine environment. It concentrates on those that rank in the top incidents in the world.

All of these libraries are growing and will be added to as new research develops. The Various Oil Spills library in particular is in its infancy and in no way covers all of the literature.