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This is for Mr. Thompson's periods 2, 4 & 7 Earth Science classes.
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Start your research here. Not only does World Book have information about alternative energy sources, but it also gives you web links on your topic to further your research. 

You must see Mrs. Rouleau for the password to access World Book Online.


Print Sources about Renewable Energy

These are some of the print resources we have in the library media center. There are more than what is listed here.

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UXL Encyclopedia of Water Science - K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, editors
Call Number: REF 553.7 Lerner
ISBN: 0787676179
Publication Date: 2005
Volumes 2 & 3 of this set contain information about water as renewable energy sources. Think hydroelectric, tidal energy and wave power.

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World of Earth Science - K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
Call Number: REF 550 World
ISBN: 0787677396
Publication Date: 2003
This set has information on all forms of renewable energy. Use the Table of Contents or index to locate your topic.

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Renewable Energy: Opposing Viewpoints - Jacqueline Langwith, book editor
Call Number: 333.794 Langwith
ISBN: 9780737742268
Publication Date: 2009
This resource discusses all types of renewable energy and the pros/cons of each.

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Energy Alternatives - Gabriel Cruden
Call Number: 333.78 Cru
ISBN: 1590185307
Publication Date: 2005
An overview of renewable energy sources.

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Energy Alternatives - Barbara Passero
Call Number: 333.79 Passero
ISBN: 9780737733501
Publication Date: 2006
Pro/cons of different renewable energy resources.

Websites about Alternative Energy

These websites are provided as a starting point for your research.

  • Renewable Biomass
    This website tells how biomass becomes biogas and how people can harness this energy source.
  • Renewable Geothermal
    This website tells how geothermal energy is created and how people can and do harness it.
  • Renewable Hydropower
    Hydropower basics, history, as well as what states in the US use hydropower.
  • Renewable Wind
    Wind basics, how electricity is generated from wind, types of wind turbines and where they are located.
  • Renewable Solar Energy
    This website tells how people harness solar energy, about photovoltaic cells, and which states use solar energy.
  • Hydrogen
    Information on radiant energy, fusion and fuel cells
  • Ocean Energy Council
    Information about tidal energy, including pros and cons.
  • Ocean Wave Energy
    Description of wave power.
  • How Algae Biodiesel Works
    This website is about how algae is converted into biodiesel and the pros/cons of this alternative energy source.
  • Radiant Energy
    From Wikipedia. One of the better web sites about Radiant Energy.
  • How Fuel Cells Work
    Information on fuel cells.

Search the Web!

BE SMART ABOUT WHAT WEBSITES! Remember, when you use a website for research, the website needs to have an author. The best websites for research will have a bibliography or links where that author found his/her information.

MLA Citation

If you use an online citation generator, be sure your citations are MLA 7th edition.


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