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TVMS Library: Energy Sources

Library resources, project guides, and more.

Energy Sources

Energy Web Links

Big Idea

The use of renewable vs. nonrenewable energy sources is a hotly debated topic in our society.  There is no clear-cut answer as to which is better.

How do readers select materials appropriate to the topic and purpose?

When making an argument, smart writers READ a lot about their topic.  They read about BOTH sides of the issue.  That way, they are better informed to defend their claim.  

You'll organize your information into Pros and Cons for both renewables and nonrenewables.  Your notes page will look something like this:

Renewable  Nonrenewable
Pros Cons Pros Cons


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To request books to be delivered:

1) Click the link above and click "Log In"

  • username = your email address, without the (example, 28jsmith)
  • password = your 6-digit ID number

2) Find a book you'd like to request (be sure to click on it to view the book details)

3) Click "Hold"  (You'll see a message saying to pick it up.  Disregard this--we will deliver it!)
CLICK HERE for a video that shows you how to do this!

A couple of notes on requesting books:

  • Books will be delivered to your LA teacher.  (Livestreaming students' books will be placed on the shelves outside the office)
  • You may request a maximum of 2 books at a time
  • Book returns are made the same way as in the past--drop it in the book return slot in the library.


Kids InfoBits

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Gale--Research In Context

World Book Kids

World Book Student

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