"Fracking" vs. "Hydraulic Fracturing:" A Review of Search Terms.

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  • Meredith Ayers

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https://doi.org/10.29173/istl1601

Abstract

The increased debate over the use of hydraulic fracturing to access natural gas found in low permeability shales has brought this well established method of retrieval to the attention of the public at large. Whereas scientific literature uses the term hydraulic fracturing, the media and general public often use the term fracking. Researchers unfamiliar with the scientific term may miss out on valuable information and research articles when searching indexes and databases using the term fracking. This article examines the differences in research outcomes when using the two terms, and provides an analysis of the source types found in each database. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Bierman, James, Kulp, Christina, and Foote, Jody Bales. 2011. Reviews of science for science librarians: hydraulic fracturing: geological, engineering, and environmental literature. Science & Technology Libraries (30:4): 326-42.

Howard, G.C. and Fast, C.R. 1970. Hydraulic Fracturing. New York: Henry L. Doherty Memorial Fund of AIME, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME.

Veatch, Ralph W., Moschovidis, Zissis A., and Fast, Robert C. 1989. An overview of hydraulic fracturing. In: Gidley, John L., editor. Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing. Richardson, TX: Henry L. Doherty Memorial Fund of AIME, Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME. p. 1-146.

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Published

2014-06-01

How to Cite

Ayers, M. (2014). "Fracking" vs. "Hydraulic Fracturing:" A Review of Search Terms. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (76). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl1601

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