Where can I find information on renewable energy?
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2021     Views: 20

The subject of Renewable Energy can be overwhelming. For an overview on the topic, start your research in the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database.

You can find this database on the Library’s homepage under Popular Databases.

Copy and paste this search into the search box:

renewable energy

This will open with an introduction to the topic and limiters immediately below it for different types of information. This is a general topic and you may need to narrow down your focus. Select a document type (e.g., magazines) and then click on the subjects box on the right side of the page.

You may need to scroll through the results to find information that is applicable to your focus. You can use the links on the page to limit the results to magazines, academic articles, videos, etc.

Also try searching in Science in Context. Look for:  

“renewable energy sources" AND economics

This is a good database to use when you're looking to research how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues. It has the same look and feel as Opposing Viewpoints in Context.

Need more?

For more information, try one of our other databases, like EBSCOhost, and add more specific terms. Copy and paste the searches below (separately) into the search box:

SU renewable energy AND TI renewable energy

"renewable energy sources" AND economics

("solar power" OR "solar energy") AND costs

"wind power" AND "social policy" "hydro electric power" AND "renewable energy"

Here are some other tips that can help:

  • The two letters SU or TI before the terms is a way of limiting the search to specific parts of the article to help narrow the search. SU = Subject and TI = Title. 
  • Use the Advanced Search link to select these and other fields. The quotation marks tell the database to search for the terms as a phrase as in "global warming."
  • Parentheses, in general, allow either/or searches. For example, (cats OR dogs).
  • The asterisk (*) is called a wildcard, which means if you search for child*, it will retrieve child, children and childhood.
  • Use the publication date limiter to find recent articles.

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