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HEI-Energy’s Literature Database

The Energy Research Program literature database includes citations for literature about potential human exposures and health effects from the onshore development of oil and natural gas from shale and other unconventional resources (UOGD) in the United States. The database includes peer-reviewed and grey literature identified through electronic databases using pre-defined search terms, through reference lists, and through publications sent directly to us from our stakeholders. It is updated weekly.

HEI-Energy and its Energy Research Committee compile the database to support their planning for research about potential human exposures and health effects. The database contains publications in the following categories:

  • Hazard Identification and Properties
  • Fate and Transport
  • Air Quality Monitoring and Modeling
  • Water Quality
  • Soil and Sediment Quality
  • Food Quality
  • Noise, Odor, and Light Monitoring
  • Water Use
  • Wellbore Integrity
  • Induced Seismicity
  • Waste Management
  • Human Exposure
  • Public Health
  • Community Well-Being
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Users can curate bibliographies by searching tags, titles, abstracts, and author names.

Spatial Bibliography (COMING SOON)

The HEI-Energy spatial bibliography will include the subset of studies from the literature database that measure or model chemical or non-chemical agents in environmental media. The map will be updated monthly. 

Users will be able to interact with the map and download curated lists of studies.

Other Resources

Looking for definitions to UOGD, exposure, and epidemiology-related terms? Check out the HEI-Energy glossary.

For more information about HEI-Energy, download the HEI-Energy Factsheet.