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FYRS - Winter 2019: Johnson

Recommended Reference Books

Try these sources for background information and a brief overview of key ideas related to your chosen topic.

Recommended Books & eBooks

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Search available through the Transy library catalog. A Quick Search will bring you back any results with the keyword you chose. Books will bring back results that are both physical books and ebooks. An Articles search will show journal articles that Transylvania provides access to, and Videos will bring back just multimedia results.

Gather Background Information

Use broad reference materials to find out background information about your topic - this will help you narrow your future searches and will also give you keywords that will help you find the most relevant sources. Gale Virtual Reference (GVRL) or the Encyclopedia Britannica can be good places to start for that first step in research.

Possible Catalog Searches

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Your Librarian

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Beth Carpenter
Transylvania University Library
300 N. Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Your Class: Energy and the Environment

The industrial revolution ushered in an era of unprecedented human population growth. According to the United Nations Population Division, the Earth currently supports nearly 8 billion people and is projected to hold 10 billion by the year 2055. The single factor that has enabled this rapid growth was, and still is, the harnessing and distribution of energy. This class will examine the sustainability of current methods of energy production,