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Researching Energy Industry and Sustainability Topics

On this guide you'll find examples of academic, government, industry, and media sources to help you conduct your research for this course.

Research Resources

Find additional journal articles in these databases:

Here is a sample of some of the relevant books available in the Library. Find additional books with LibrarySearch.

Get background information from these handbooks and encyclopedias. Find accessible information explaining main concepts, theories, people, places and ideas related to sustainability, energy and the environment. 

These magazines, newspapers and website publish stories on the environment, climate change, business and politics in Canada.

Alberta Views

Calgary Herald

The Conversation Canada

Globe and Mail


National Observer

The Narwhal

National Post

Toronto Star

The Tyee

The Walrus

Use these databases to search for coverage of topics and issues across multiple media outlets and publications.

Examples of some of the local, national, international and intergovernmental agencies, departments and organizations involved in environmental protection and economic development.

Grey literature can be challenging to find on the Web. Take a look at this grey literature research guide for some search tips and advice.


Examples of think tanks, research institutes and other organizations involved in research and advocacy in fields including social policy, economic development, technology, industry, and the environment.