This list includes databases and websites with a narrower focus. They may be useful if your topic relates to the content area.
The buildings in which we live, work, and play protect us from nature's extremes, yet they also affect our health and environment in countless ways. As the environmental impact of buildings becomes more apparent, a new field called "green building" is gaining momentum.
Site contains various datasets pertaining to Green Buildings in the U.S.
Site servers as a reference guide for LEED topics, providing an overview and additional sources for each.
Collection of ebooks including handbooks and specialized encyclopedias.
Already have a citation for a book or article? Try the following:
Search in Melvyl.
Search in Google Scholar, especially for article titles.
If a journal article, check to see if we have the journal for that year. Use e-Journals tab in QuickSearch.
Sample Citation: Ch(r)isti, Y. 2007. "Biodiesel from microalgae." Biotechnol Adv. 25:294-306.
Sample Citation (missing article title): Zhang, Y., Lynd, L.R. Biotechnol. & Bioeng. 88, 797 (2004).
How would we go about finding these?
UC Merced Library
University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
Look for pdfs or html icons to access full-text immediately.
Click the UC-eLinks button to access full-text. You may be taken directly to the article, or you may be prompted to click on another hyperlink.
If the UC-eLinks does not offer an online option, use Request to order through Interlibrary Loan. Note: If the item is a book chapter, search in the Melvyl catalog first in case we have a print version.
If you Request an item (article, book etc.) your Library account is your UCMnetID.
algae / microalgae
sustainable / renewable / "alternative energy"
analysis / "risk analysis" / assessment / feasibility / "energy analysis" / "net energy value" / "energy efficiency"
pro / con / benefits / controversy / controversial / debate / risk* / effects / impact / penalty / incentive / disincentive / constraints
potential / performance / capacity / production
hydroelectric (more specificity e.g. generator, dam, station, reservoir, plant, "power plant", project)
biofuel / biofuels / biofuel production (more specific e.g. biodiesel)
corn / "corn stover" / maize
"nuclear power" / "nuclear energy" / "nuclear industry"
feasibility / viability
cost / price / "per kilowatt"
hydrofracking / hydraulic fracturing
"colony collapse disorder" / bees / honey bees / pollinator / pollination