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Environmental Engineering 10 (Sullivan): Home


This list includes databases with a narrower focus.  They may be useful if your topic relates to the content area.

Renewable Energy: Books

Colony Collapse Disorder: Books

Databases (EBSCO platform)


Specialized Reference Resources and Books

Collection of ebooks including handbooks and specialized encyclopedias.

Find a Known Item

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?

Contact Joe


Joe Ameen

Phone: 209.761.4512


Make a research appointment. 

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University of California, Merced
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343

Chat with a Librarian 24/7


Access Resources

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

Citing Sources


Research & Academics > Citing Sources > RefWorks

  • RefWorks offers numerous citation styles.

Visit News & Events  on the Library website for upcoming workshops.

Process for Exporting Citations to RefWorks:

  • Select items of interest.
  • Go to the "Marked List" / "Folder" etc.
  • Select Download.
  • Often there is an Export to RefWorks option.


See if a book etc. you are using is located in Melvyl.  Find it.  Click on the title.  Click on Cite/Export. Select a citation style and copy & paste.

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