Energy and Efficiency Institute

by Daniel Goldstein, Melinda M. Livas – July 14, 2021


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Daniel Goldstein

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In this Guide:

CLIMATEWIRE [Via Environment & Energy Publishing]

Provides an overview of climate changes and its effect on business, society and the environment.


Caters to those who need to know what’s happening to issues on Capital Hill.


Designed to provide deep, broad and insightful coverage of the transformation of the Energy sector.


Access journal articles and accepted manuscripts resulting from DOE research funding


This site provides population statistics as well as data on land area, natural resources, energy and the economy.


Covers the world literature pertaining to technological and engineering aspects of air and water quality, environmental safety, and energy production.


Provides industry information regarding the key sectors of energy. Data encompasses domestic and international energy information.


An international resources for energy.


Greentech Media delivers market analysis, business-to-business news and conferences that inform and connect players in the global clean energy market. Their coverage extends across the clean energy industry with a focus on solar power and the electric utility market’s evolution.

Follow link to create your GTM[2] account.

  • Use your UC Davis email to create your GTM[2] account

A resource that provides information about creative solutions for today’s energy challenges.

  • Covers electricity generating sectors of solar, geothermal, wind, and water.
  • Information on energy savings in homes, buildings, manufacturing, and government management.

Independent Statistics & Analysis (U.S. Energy Information Administration).


Covers climate change, global renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Provides information about market research, legal issues, and document/filings.


Laws and Regulations.


State and federal resources pertaining to tax incentives for renewable and efficient energy.

Searching tips: Go to Regulatory Information by Sector, select Oil & Gas Extraction or Electric Utilities for coal, petroleum, or gas.


Energy economics, mostly oil.


Search Electronic Journals by Title



Web of Science Core Collection [via Web of Science]  

Use Web of Science to find scholarly articles in all disciplines, including chemical engineering and materials science.  This database can also be used to identify articles that cite an author or article that you specify. Coverage: 1900 – present.  Cited Reference Searching:  1900 – present.


Scopus indexes, selectively abstracts and provides citation analysis for approximately 20,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 international publishers, as well as 2,600 open access journals, published sets of conference proceedings, trade publications, books, patents (from the USPTO, European Patent Office, Japan Patent office, World Intellectual Property Organization and the UK Intellectual Property Office) and millions of selected web pages. Coverage extends across disciplines in the life and health sciences, the physical sciences, the social sciences and the arts and humanities.


The most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research literature, containing references to over 5000 engineering journals and conferences. About half the citations (from 2600 journals and conferences) include abstracts and indexing in the records.

American Society of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering Database [CEDB]

The CEDB provides access to ASCE publications, including journals, proceedings, and standards. Coverage: January 1972 – present, full-text for journals 1985 – present.

ALL Journals  (that UC Davis subscribes to):

Use the  UCD Library Catalog  or  MELVYL catalog to find which journals we subscribe to,  either online or in print.

Online subscriptions:   the catalog will give the link.  NOTE: we sometimes get online content for different years from different sources, R-E-A-D the fine print.
Print subscriptions:    the catalog will give you the call number, location, and indicate whether or not it is checked out.



(formerly Harvest Catalog) The Library Catalog tells you what the UC Davis library owns, what the call number is, where it is located, and whether or not it is checked out.  If there is an electronic version that we subscribe to, the link will be in the catalog.

Use the catalog to locate books, journals, government documents, dissertations, maps, music scores & recordings, movies, and any other materials the library owns.


The MELVYL catalog tells you what all UC campus libraries own, and also searches other institutions.  As with the UCD Library Catalog, MELVYL gives records for books, journals, government documents, dissertations, maps, music scores & recordings, movies, and other materials.
MELVYL does index some articles but is not a good option for searching for articles in the sciences. (Click on the ARTICLES link in this guide to access article databases.)

The REQUEST button:   allows you to request items from other institutions (UC and non-UC).


Google Books                    Google Books-Help

Library catalogs only search catalog entries (author, title, subject indexing, etc) not the full text of the book.
Google Books searches full-text of books (only titles that Google has scanned), but you cannot access most of them (because they are still under copyright).

But you can use Google Books to identify titles you might be interested in.
–Use Google Books to search for phrases or topics you are intereted in (works well for technical terms).
–Then search for the title of the book(s) in the UCD Library Catalog or Melvyl





More Publisher Collections

Springer eBooks Package-

Springer eBooks include more than 60,000 titles in English (and selectively in German) from every scientific discipline and many social sciences.


Wiley Online Library Ebook Collection – NOTE: Interface does not separate ebooks from Wiley ejournals.

Over 2,000 books with 2011-2016 publication dates. The Wiley ebook license comes with broad and favorable rights for, scientific, scholarly and educational uses.


UC Press eBooks Collection [via eScholarship]

The University of California eBooks Collection includes about 2,000 titles and is made available through a partnership between the University of California Press and the California Digital Library’s eScholarship program.



HathiTrust is a collection of books digitized by US research libraries. You can search the full-text of over 10 million books, but access to some of the content is restricted. To search for full-text books only:

  1. Use theFull-text Search
  2. Enter your search terms
  3. Limit to: Full View Only   (UC Davis is a partner member of HathiTrust. If you would like to download full PDFs of public domain books, you must login.)

EndNote is citation management software that allows you to store, manage, and format bibliographic citations, and easily change formatting of citations in Word documents.

Two versions are available:

  • Endnote client/desktop:   Requires installation of software, more powerful, best choice for faculty and grad students.   
  • EndnoteWeb:   Requires online registration. EndNoteWeb allows you to store, share, and organize your research content.

    • Web-based; able to access content 24/7.
    • Perfect for sharing citations with a group.

Training Videos

Below are training videos on the major elements of the EndNote Program. For more information, you are welcome to browse EndNote’€™s full selection of training videos on YouTube by going to their channel, EndNote Training.

EndNote Introduction

EndNote on Windows

EndNote on the MacIntosh

What’s New in X8

Links & Resources

Instructions for Importing Citations into EndNote
Directions for transferring citations into EndNote for the Mac and Windows are given for the version indicated.  EndNote Web operates independently of version updates.

Windows (X7)

Macintosh (X7)

EndNote Web


APA Style Manual

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) – American Psychological Association

Call Number: Shields Library Humanities/Social Sciences Reference BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Lib Use Only)

ISBN: 1433805596

Additional copies are available:
Shields Reserves WZ 345 P83 2010 (Two Hour Loan)
Phy Sci Engr Library Reference BF76.7 .P83 2010 (Lib Use Only)
Carlson Health Sci Library Reference WZ 345 P83 2010 (Lib Use Only)
Blaisdell Medical Library Reference WZ 345 P83 2010 (Lib Use Only)
Blaisdell Medical Lib Reserves WZ 345 P83 2010 (One Week Loan)

Recommended Guides

Visit these reputable sources for examples of APA style citations.

Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide

This comprehensive resource from Purdue University includes instructions on creating in-text citations and References lists.

APA Citation Quick Guide

Created by the University of California Libraries.


Citation Generators

These free tools prompt you to enter in the components of a citation, and configure the elements according to APA guidelines. Make sure you verify the accuracy of your results by consulting the Publication Manual!

Citation Builder

Developed by the North Carolina State University Libraries.


This site is maintained by the Hekman Library at Calvin College in Michigan. Select ‘APA’ from the Citation Styles menu.

What is it? 

ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)- distinguishes your research from other researchers by providing a persistent digital identifier.

What it does:

  • resolve name ambiguity
  • seamlessly links to multiple research formats, i.e., grants, manuscripts, etc.
  • ensures that your work is recognized

Sign up for an ORCiD account:

Register in three easy steps:


 What is it?

Altmetric provides a social media profile for an article, including: blogs, tweets,  Facebook, Google+, CiteULike, Wikipedia, Mendeley, Connotea,  Reddit, and news outlets that have referenced the article.  Includes links to postings and metrics.

What it does: 

  • Provides a collated record of who’s saying what about your published work
  • Helps you to monitor and track early engagement
  • Identifies the most effective channels, i.e., Twitter, Facebook, eBlogger

Sign up for an Altmetrics Bookmarklet: it is FREE!!!

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