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Society of Exploration Geophysicists Digital Library

Welcome to the SEG Digital Library

The SEG Digital Library provides a single access point and interface consistency for the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ two journals, its meeting abstracts, and its best-selling encyclopedic dictionary. Coverage includes a complete archive all technical articles published in GEOPHYSICS, THE LEADING EDGE, and the SEG Technical Program Expanded Abstracts. Robert E. Sheriff’s Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics, fourth edition, completes this online collection of high-value resources.

Contents of the SEG Digital Library


1936 to the present


1982 to the present

Technical Program Expanded Abstracts

1982 to the present

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Geophysics,4th edition

Published 2002

A single subscription is available for the entire SEG Digital Library. Subscribers enjoy a discount off the sum of prices for the four publications ordered separately. A search engine covering the complete archives of Geophysics, The Leading Edge, and the Technical Program Expanded Abstracts is available on this page and on the entry pages to each of these publications. Each publication also has its own search engine, and all of these search engines are free to nonsubscribers. The search engine for the Encyclopedic Dictionary is available only to member and institutional subscribers, but the list of terms may be browsed.

All papers are available as PDFs. Adobe Reader 5.0 or greater is needed to ensure proper display of the papers. All papers are provided in Gzipped PostScript form, also. Full-text HTML view is provided for the technical articles published in THE LEADING EDGE from 2000 to the present and for those published in GEOPHYSICS beginning in 2005. GEOPHYSICS articles are published online as each is ready, in advance of print publication.

A prominently tabbed link to the online SEG Book Mart also is part of the SEG Digital Library. Descriptions of SEG books, removable-disc publications, and videotapes are searchable, and the items described may be purchased for delivery through the mail.