Datapages makes digitized documents available in multiple electronic formats through our main services: the Archives, Search and Discovery, and GIS-UDRIL. Downloadable products, CDs, and DVDs also are available through the AAPG Bookstore.
The AAPG/Datapages Combined Publications Database, known as the “Archives,” started in 1996 to provide users with easy access to thousands of documents. Since then the database has grown tremendously! Now offering papers in 41 collections from 37 geological publishers, the Archives allows users to search-and-retrieve whatever they need, all through one easy-to-use interface!
There are two different ways to access the Archives. The first option grants full access to organizations through a 12-month Archives subscription plan. For more information on subscribing, click here. (AAPG members may be eligible for a group discount. This applies to single user subscriptions only and is not available for company use. For more information about this special member offer click here to go to AAPG Members Only.)
The second option allows individuals to search the identical Archives for free -- and pay only for what they download -- through our transactional (pay-per-view) website. This is the optimum program for individuals or small organizations who do not think they will have enough search volume to justify a 12-month subscription.
For a full list of our Collections see our Partners page.
Click here to go to the Archives.
Search and Discovery
Search and Discovery is a publicly accessible, online electronic journal for exploration and production geoscientists. Search and Discovery offers short papers on the latest “discovery thinking” by the industry’s most creative people, stylized papers as condensed from poster sessions at major scientific meetings, and meeting paper abstracts from all AAPG conferences and conferences of many other organizations.
Search and Discovery specializes in “gray literature,” or that “hard-to-find” information that frequently is lost or never published. Yet Search and Discovery is the most “cutting edge” of all current geoscience journals, insofar that abstracts we publish are precursors of tomorrow’s peer-reviewed paper. Our rapid publication process makes Search and Discovery an important place to showcase your ideas and the 1 million(+) annual visitors to our website ensures a receptive audience.
GIS-UDRIL (GIS Upstream Digital Reference Information Library) is an expansive project that provides digital products and services to upstream petroleum companies. We provide easy access to affordable, useful geological data in georeferenced formats for use in GIS mapping applications.
With thousands of maps and database entries, access to GIS-UDRIL is available to organizations under a 12-month subscription plan; pricing is based on the relative size of the organization. For more information on subscribing, click here. A pay-per-view plan for GIS files is in development. A number of GIS files are available to the public at no charge through our GIS Open Files page.
In addition to projects being created by GIS-UDRIL staff, new GIS collections are also being developed through the AAPG-OSU Geoscience GIS Consortium, a partnership between AAPG and Oklahoma State University. This partnership was created in 2008 when the AAPG Foundation received a generous $10 million endowment from Mr. Boone Pickens. The endowment created the Boone Pickens Digital Geology Fund, which is earmarked to underwrite the creation of GIS publications along with data acquisition and underlying geological research.
Click to view our GIS-UDRIL pdf brochure.
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