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PRINT RESOURCES
  • Check class cart for appropriate titles.
  • Check Destiny for additional materials.
  • Encyclopedias under the windows




eBOOKS



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Accessing MackinVia:
  • Click the MackinVia button above.
  • Enter Canonsburg Middle School in the School box and select it from the list.
  • Click the blue Log In button on the Sign In page.
  • Click the blue Google button on the left side of the page.
  • If you are not already logged into your CMSD Google account, do that now, otherwise you should now be in MackinVia.

Finding eResources in MackinVia:
  • Either type your topic in the search box and click the magnifying glass button, or click the Groups link on the left side of the page and then select Energy.
  • If you see a book that you'd like to use, click the cover and then the green Open Now button.

Citing MackinVia eResources:
  • Click the MackinVia tab
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  • Click the i for information
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  • Click the Cite! button
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  • Highlight and copy the MLA8 Citation and paste it into NoodleTools
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ONLINE DATABASES

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  • Click the above Power Kids logo.
  • Click the GO arrow button for SIRS Discoverer in the e-Resources section at the top of the page.
  • Type what you are looking for in the search box and click the magnifying glass button.
  • Start by clicking Reference under the Source Types listed on the left side of the page. However, if you see a 0 in a circle after the word Reference, that means there are no reference articles related to your topic. Try one of the other source types.
  • Try clicking Websites under the Source Types to view related web sites.
  • Read the short descriptions under the article titles to determine which are relevant for your assignment.
  • Many of the articles provide you with a citation. If a citation is available, click the Cite link on the left side of the page. Highlight and copy the MLA citation found at the bottom of the page. You will then need to paste the citation you copied into NoodleTools.

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WEB RESOURCES - Students have told us that the web sites highlighted in yellow are the most helpful.


GENERAL ENERGY WEB RESOURCES

CBS NEWS - Alternative Energy: Greener Horizons

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY - Alternative Fuels Data Center

Andy Darville's Science Site: Energy Resources

Duke Energy - How Energy Works

eSchooltoday - Energy: An Ideal Revision Lesson for All Young People

The Children's University of Manchester - Energy and the Environment

*U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION - Energy Explained: Your Guide to Understanding Energy

*NEED: National Energy Education Development Project - Energy Infobooks
Cite this source as an eBook. Select File, app, e-book, and then choose eBook.
See Mrs. Barbarino if you need help finding the parts of your citation.

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*U.S. ENERGY INFORMATION ADMINISTRATION - Energy Kids




NeoK12 - Energy Sources
Educational Videos, Lessons, and Games

Energy Tutorial

*U.S. Department of Energy - Energy.gov: Energy Sources

Environmental & Energy Study Institute

I Got the Power: Alternative Energy Resources on the Web

*Mr. Wolf's Energy Resources on diigo

Renewable Energy World

NREL: National Renewable Energy Laboratory: Renewable Resource Data Center

U.S. Energy Information Administration




SPECIFIC ENERGY SOURCES WEB RESOURCES
American Coal Foundation

American Petroleum Institute

American Solar Energy Society

American Wind Energy Association

Deltaway Energy - Waste-to-Energy: How It Works

Duke Energy - How Energy Works: Electricity From Coal

Duke Energy - How Energy Works: Oil and Gas Electricity

Energy Education - Natural Gas Power Plant

Energy Education - Run-of-the-River System

Energy.gov - How Gas Turbine Power Plants Work

Geothermal Energy Association

Kids Discover - What's Good and What's Bad About Wind Energy?

National Hydropower Association

Natural Gas Supply Association

Nuclear Energy Institute

Propane Education & Research Council

Wind Energy Basics from the Wind Energy Development Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)




ENERGY PROFILES FOR U.S. STATES
U. S. Energy Information Administration - U. S. States