This guide can be used to support students enrolled in ME 157 - Solar Energy Engineering.
This course is the in-depth study of the basics of solar engineering, including the nature and availability of solar radiation; operation, theory and performance of solar collectors; energy storage and model of solar systems.
This guide can also be used by engineering students researching topics relating to alternative energy, greener engineering, sustainability in engineering, and other related topics.
These databases are recommended for finding articles, patents and conference papers on topics in energy.
You can search most databases the same way you search a library catalog, by author (last name first), title (journal or article), or, more commonly, by keyword or subject. A keyword search is a broader search; you can type in any word or phrase. A subject search uses controlled vocabulary. In databases, subject headings are often referred to as descriptors or index terms.
You can search for alternative energy sources by using any one of these phrases as key words (some will also be used as subject headings).