Research on oil shale and technologies covers a range of interdisciplinary areas. Depending on your interests, you may want to focus on energy, extraction technologies, public policy, environment or other areas. The databases below include scientific/technical aspects of oil shale development.
What kind of information do you need? If you are writing for a class assignment, you may be required to use peer-reviewed ("refereed") or scholarly sources. In any case, you should always look for sources that are authoritative. For more detailed help with evaluating your sources, see our Evaluating Information Guide.
Scholarly Checklist--Look for:
Authoritative--A source can have authority even if it isn't scholarly.
Other Criteria-- these are not definitive, but worthy of consideration: