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Energy Resources

Getting started with resources used for electricity generation.

Getting Started

This web page is designed to walk you through the steps to research your topic. Here's what it covers:

1. Start with the targeted Google search engine programmed for energy research below. 

2. If you need more, see the list of sites to find Articles via Emory's Subscriptions for finding newspaper, magazine, and journal articles. 

3. Emory librarians buy print and online books and you can find them in one place at Library search. Type in the specific power source (e.g. wind energy) or study broader terms like renewable energy sources. For additional search tips see Searching for Books below.

4. Contact Environmental Sciences librarian, Kristan, for research questions, problems accessing subscriptions, and brainstorming more options. 

Energy: A Google Programmed Search

Learn the major U.S. federal government agencies, international agencies, and some other organizations studying energy resources. This search focuses on 30+ websites.

Search tips:

1. The ads are NOT a part of the programmed search, scroll down to see the results.

2. Prioritize your keywords. Energy source type first. Separate extra details about the power you need by AND. Example: solar AND life cycle. 

3. Contact the Environmental Sciences librarian for additional search options or questions. 

Articles via Emory's Subscriptions

Searching For Books In Library Search

From Library Search:

  • Type in your keywords
  • When you get some results, use "Refine Search Results" on the left to narrow your search by author, item type, date and more.

Too many search results?

  • Add additional terms to your search
  • Limit your search by item type, exact phrase, and/or author/title/subject using Library Search's drop-down menus
  • Use Library Search's "Limit Your Search" feature (in the left column) 

Too few results?

  • Remove some terms from your search
  • Add synonyms using OR [in upper case] with parentheses - for example (women OR woman OR female)

Off-topic results?

You can access your account to see what items you currently have checked out, when they are due, and to renew them. Click the "My Library Card" button in the upper-right corner of Library Search to log in, or click here.