We now have access to the Society of Petroleum Engineers(SPE) eLibrary which is a repository of technical papers presented at SPE-sponsored conferences and in SPE’s technical journals since early 1950s. Access requires Princeton authentication (no walk-ins allowed) and individual user registration. Once an individual account is created, login, then go to the Papers/Publications/Authors section at the top menu and click on eLibrary/Technical Papers to search. You must save papers of interest to cart and complete the check-out process (the cart will show $0.00 at check-out) to download the papers.
From Adriana Popescu, Engineering Librarian, Jan. 30, 2008
Other caveats for the SPE database: Registration is necessary. The eLibrary is hidden in a drop-down menu at left on the home page. Search results default to a brief format, but longer summary format is also available. Choose the papers you’d like to read and add them to your cart. Click on [Member/subscriber checkout]. System will verify membership. Fill in your name and email address. Check copyright statement box, then press [Complete order] Total charges will “zero out”. To see the paper, click [Download now] An email is sent to you as a “receipt” (with an order number and a transaction date and number. and it contains a “Show Downloads” link for the papers, in which you have 6 days to utilize (print or save).