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ME 3070 Alternative Energy Systems

Suggested resources and hints for doing the necessary research for your ME3070 assignments.


This guide will help you find the information you need for your ME3070 assignments and provides pointers for getting started with your research. Review the sections listed on the left to find the type of information you need. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

About OneSearch

OneSearch is the Library's all purpose search interface. OneSearch brings in search results (books, articles, more) from the Library Catalog and most of our databases. OneSearch is still under development and has some quirks. Take a look at our OneSearch FAQ to learn more.

OneSearch box


IMPORTANT!  OneSearch does not actually search everyting. OneSearch does NOT search Compendex, our primary engineering database, and it does not search the full text of other important engineering resources such as IEEE Xplore or Knovel.

Featured links box

Go ahead and try OneSearch, but for most of your engineering research you will have better results if you use one of the databases recommended for your major. Look for the Databases link in the Featured Links area of the Library homepage.




Get Materials Not at Cal Poly Pomona

When you're doing a major research paper it's likely you'll need books, articles, reports, or other materials that are not in the Cal Poly Pomona Library. You have several options:

Other CSU Libraries
Use your Cal Poly Pomona library card (Bronco card) to check out books at any CSU library.

Document Delivery
Use Document Delivery to obtain copies of articles from journals not available in this Library. 

You'll have to register before using Document Delivery for the first time. Once you've registered you can usually submit your article request directly from the database citation. Just click the GET IT button. If we have a subscription to the journal you'll find a link to the article. If we don't have a subscription you'll find a link to Document Delivery. When you get to Document Delivery just log in and you'll find the request form has already been filled out for you!



Try these keywords when searching for information about your topic. 

  • Alternative energy
  • Biomass energy
  • Electric power production
  • Energy conservation
  • Energy policy
  • Green energy
  • Photovoltaic power generation
  • Power and resources
  • Renewable energy
  • Solar energy
  • Sustainable energy
  • Wind power