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MEAM 502: Energy Engineering

The research process is complex and involves not only many sources, but many different kinds of sources. This guide is designed to help you navigate these sources and understand where they fit in the process. These resources and many others are also linked from the Science and Engineering Libraries Website, as well as a list of Energy E-resources.

Finding Books Government and International Agencies Manufacturing & Component Information
Finding Journal Articles News Ref Works & Citation Style Guides
Patent Databases
Encyclopedias and Handbooks Get Help

Finding Books

Finding Journal Articles

  • Energy Citations Database
    Developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). The database contains bibliographic records for energy and energy-related scientific and technical information from the Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessor agencies, the Energy Research & Development Administration (ERDA) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).
    The broad subject areas of engineering and applied science are comprehensively represented.
  • ISI Web of Science
    Multidisciplinary database. Premiere source for citation searching.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is a comprehensive abstracting and indexing database covering scientific, technical, medical and social science research literature back to the mid-1800s, including 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from more than 4,000 publishers
  • Penn Libraries' Energy E-journal Holdings
    Listing of energy-related journals available at Penn. Additional energy resources may be accessed by clicking the "bricks" at the top of the page.

Patent Databases

Government and International Agencies

   Publications, Data, and Statistics

   Web Resources


Encyclopedias and Handbooks



Manufacturing & Component Information

  • GlobalSpec
    Available on the internet from the above link providing instant access to over 590,000 electrical, mechanical and optical component families. You will need to register (this is free!) to access the product information.
  • Thomas Register of American Manufacturers and Thomas Register Catalog File
    Product information from American manufacturing companies. Access is free, although registration is required to search the database. It is an excellent source for finding out who makes what.

RefWorks & Citation Style Guides




If you need any further help, would like more assistance in getting started, or can't find what you are looking for, you can
contact our subject librarians:
Douglas McGee  
Engineering Librarian
Phone: 215-898-8170