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Alternative Energy Sources - Tufts/Bright

This pathfinder will help you explore the pros and cons of various alternative energy sources.

Be sure to keep track of where your INFORMATION AND IMAGES come from so you can document them at the end of your presentation. There is a link at the end to MLA Citation Maker so you can document your sources in MLA format.

The links below will help you in researching your topic. Please use these resources to find sources of information on the pros and cons of alternative energy sources.
  • Be sure to use various search terms to locate information. Remember that in addition to "alternative energy" you may use terms such like "renewable energy" and "non-renewable energy".
  • Using "   " around your search terms will locate sources that have the exact phrase with the words in the order that you've typed them.
  • Using AND between your search terms will find sources with both search terms that you have listed.

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Websites
  • Renewable Energy Sources in the United States - Nationalatlas.gov - This Website offers information on renewable energy sources and how they are used in the United States.
  • NRDC: Renewable Energy for America Interactive Map - This map, sponsered by the National Resources Defense Council, allows users to choose various forms of alternative/renewable energy sources and see how they are being implemented and planned across the United States. The map has various search criteria that can be changed to meet your needs. There are also links to state profiles and information on the technologies used to create these energy sources.
  • NREL: Learning About Renewable Energy - This Website, sponsored by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, gives basic overviews of various types of alternative energy sources.
  • Energy Kids: Energy Sources - This Website, sponsored by the US Energy Information Administration, offers an overview of various types of energy sources, including non-renewable and renewable energy.

Search Engine
While Google will provide you with results for your Internet searches, it is not always the best search engine to use when doing research. It will provide you with many results; however, the results are not always credible nor do they always give accurate or reliable information. In order to find credible, accurate, and reliable information without worrying, use Sweet Search search engine, which is specially designed for students.



MLA Citation Maker
You must cite all of the sources of information and the images you use in order to compile your information for your topic. In order to do this easily and in correct MLA format, use the resource below.

BE SURE TO CITE SOURCES THROUGHOUT YOUR SEARCHING. WHEN YOU FIND A SOURCE YOU WILL USE FOR INFORMATION, GO AHEAD AND CITE IT IMMEDIATELY. CREATE ONE SLIDE AT THE END OF YOUR PRESENTATION TO ADD ALL OF YOUR CITATIONS TO.



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