Emerging and Renewable Energy:

Resources available from the Shasta College Library, In Print and Online

Welcome and Overview

The Shasta College Library offers a variety of materials to assist you with your research and course preparation, including books, e-books, print periodicals, online periodical and encyclopedia databases, DVDs, streaming videos, and more. The resources below are just a sample of what is available to you through your library, both in hard copy and online, 24/7.

General Collection

The library catalog is the author/title/subject guide to the library's more than 80,000 books, videos, and DVDs. It's also the portal to the library's 21,000 (and growing!) collection of full text, online ebooks. Since resources sustainability and energy cross multiple disciplines, it's helpful to know some of the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) assigned to this topic before beginning your search. Some of the library's full text journal databases employ LCSH as well. Some terms that describe sustainable development and alternative energy include, but aren't limited to:

electric power systems
energy development
energy policy
environmental protection
fossil fuels
global warming
green products
green technology
natural resources
photovoltaic power systems
power resources
renewable energy sources
solar buildings
solar energy
sustainable buildings
wind power plants

Sampler of Favorite Online Library Resources

If you would like to view a list of all the databases available at the Shasta College Library, go to Articles and Databases

Films on Demand collection of streaming video
  • 47 films (and growing!) selected with an academic audience in mind.
  • All films available 24/7 to registered students, faculty, and staff of Shasta College (A Shasta College Library card is required for off campus use. Click here to apply for a library card)
  • Streaming videos currently include (but aren't limited to):
    • Energy and Resources (2006)
    • Geocycles (2006)
    • Going Green: Real-World Solutions for the Environment (2007)
    • The Green Fuel Gamble: Better or Worse than Oil? (2008)
    • Landing a Job in the Trades (2006)

****NetLibrary eBooks****
  • 21,000 books (and growing) selected with an academic audience in mind
  • All publications are available in full text, 24/7, on or off campus
  • Searchable both through the Shasta College Library catalog and through the NetLibrary eBooks site
  • Searchable by keyword or Library of Congress Subject Heading
  • Individual titles are both browsable and searchable
  • Books in the Shasta College library NetLibrary E-book collection, 24/7 to Shasta College students and faculty (partial list):
    • Asplund, R. W. (2008). Profiting from Clean Energy: A Complete Guide to Trading Green in Solar, Wind, Ethanol, Fuel Cell, Power Efficiency, Carbon Credit Industries, and More. Wiley & Sons, NetLibrary eBooks.
    • Da Rosa, A. (2005). Fundamentals of Renewable Energy Processes. Boston: Elsevier, NetLibrary eBooks.
    • Lauber, V. (2005). Switching to Renewable Power: A Framework for the 21st Century. Sterling, VA: Earthscan, NetLibrary eBooks.
    • National Academy of Science. (2007). Environmental Impacts of Wind-energy Projects. National Academies Press, NetLibrary eBooks.
    • Sørensen, B. (2004). Renewable Energy: Its Physics, Engineering, Use, Environmental Impacts, Economy, and Planning Aspects. Boston: Elsevier, NetLibrary eBooks.
    • Sweet, W. (2006). Kicking the Carbon Habit: Global Warming and the Case for Renewable and Nuclear Energy. New York: Columbia University Press, NetLibrary eBooks.
    • Twidell, J. (2006). Renewable Energy Resources. New York: Taylor and Francis, NetLibrary eBooks.

CQ Researcher
  • In-depth, non-biased reports on political and social issues
  • All publications are available in full text
  • Reports include an overview, background, pro and con section, chronology and more
  • Good for overview and historical information
  • Comprehensive CQ Researcher reports include:
    • Alternative Fuels (2005)
    • Biofuels Boom (2006)
    • Buying Green (2008)
    • Green Revolution (1970)
    • Renewable Energy (1997)
    • Solar Energy's Uneasy Transition (1982)
    • Wind and Water: Expanding Energy Technology (1981)

EBSCO family of Databases
  • Provides access to current events, research, and Government resources
  • Databases may be searched individually or simultaneously
  • Many publications are available in full text
  • Most EBSCO databases are searchable with Library of Congress Subject headings, thus allowing for greater precision in searching
  • EBSCO's //GreenFile// is a multidisciplinary database devoted to environmental issues. EBSCO's //Masterfile Premier// is an excellent general interest database while EBSCO's //Military and Government Collection// contains reports from U.S. Government agencies.

LexisNexis Academic
  • Provides access to news, business, legal and medical resources
  • Great for current information
  • Most publications are available in full text
  • LexisNexis Academic Tutorials

Books in the Shasta College library stacks, available for 2-week loan (partial list only)

    • Berolzheimer, A. (2008). Gaiam Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook : Your Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living. Hopland, CA: Gaiam Real Goods. [TD195 .S64 R43 2008]
    • Evans, R. (2007). Fueling our Future : An Introduction to Sustainable Energy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [TJ163.2 .E86 2007]
    • Hanrahan, C. (2008). Global Resources. Detroit: Greenhaven Press. [HC85 .G58 2008]
    • Pahl, G. (2007). The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook :Community Solutions to a Global Crisis. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Pub. Co. [TJ163.2 .P33 2007]
    • Pernick, R. (2007). The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity. New York: Harper Collins. [TD145 .P46 2007]

Videos and DVDs in the Shasta College library, available for 2-night loan (partial list only)

    • Bulow, H. (199?). Energy Conspiracy. Filmakers Library. [VIDEO QC981.8 .G56 E64]
    • Clokey, J. (1992). The Sustainable Landscape: Ecological Design Principles. Los Osos, CA: San Luis Video [VIDEO SB476 .S87 1992]
    • Latham, S. (2007). Saved by the Sun. Burlington, VT: WGBH Video. [VIDEO TJ 810 .S28 2007]
    • McLean, B. (2005). Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room. Los Angeles, CA: Magnolia Home Entertainment. [VIDEO HD9502 .U54 E57 2005]
    • Stein, P.L. (1995). Green Means. Chapel Hill, NC: Enviornmental Media. [VIDEO TD178.3 .G744 1995]

Journals in the Shasta College library's print collection (partial list only)

    • Environment
    • Futurist
    • Land and Water
    • Mother Earth News
    • Mother Jones
    • Sierra
    • World Watch

Select Internet Sites

Do you have a website to recommend? Please send suggestions and comments to: csingh@shastacollege.edu

Ask A Librarian

Obtain a Library Card

  • Faculty teaching solely online and students enrolled solely for Internet courses and those working or taking classes at a Distance Education site should follow this link to obtain their Online library card applicationNote: Faculty members should enter their Shasta College ID# in the Student ID field)
  • Faculty and students teaching or enrolled in classes at the main Redding campus must visit the library's circulation desk to obtain their library card.

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