This list includes databases with a narrower focus. They may be useful if your topic relates to the content area.
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?
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
Research & Academics > Citing Sources > RefWorks
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Process for Exporting Citations to RefWorks:
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.