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Renewable Energy: Home

General resources and information for researching in the field of renewable energy.

Major Search Tools for Books

Citation Help

Citing your sources: Guides and Reference

APA Citation Resources

MLA Citation Resources



Key Databases for Articles

  • Academic OneFile - A multidisciplinary database with full-text articles, references from over 12,000 journal titles.
  • Academic Search Complete - Over 7,000 full text periodicals. Also contains indexing and abstracts for more than 11,000 publications.
  • Applied Science & Technology Source - Full-text of periodicals relating to information technology, and various engineering areas.
  • Business Source Complete - Indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886 are included.
  • EBSCO databases - Full-text of periodicals on a wide range of topics.
  • Energy Open Access Journals
  • Google Scholar - Google Scholar is good for conducting simple searches across a broad number of databases. Within Google Scholar you may conduct searches by keyword, author and article title. There is also an advanced search with more options.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library - Takes research to the next level by delivering great reference print titles you rely on in a database format.
  • GreenFILE - Content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
  • Renewable Energy - Open access journal

Website Resources

All Renewables:


  • Alternative Fuels Data Center - U.S. Department of Energy page with information on variety of alternative fuels. Find maps and data by state, case studies, and publications.
  • BIO - World’s largest trade association focused on biotechnology. Find current research on issues such as human health, patient advocacy, agriculture and environment, and intellectual property. Browse recent news and upcoming events.
  • Biofuel Basics - Website from the U.S. Department of Energy that includes R&D information, recent publications, databases and analytical tools, state and regional resources, and information on funding opportunities



Agencies and Organizations

The resources on this page are websites for groups and government agencies related to the renewable energy industries. - Library of Congress

Government Agencies: