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Research Guide: HVAC - General Resources

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Associates Programs Source
Contains full-text journals and books. Covers many technical and 2-year programs.
Gale Power Search
Search 12 different databases at once!
A good place to search for almost any topic - covers a wide range of subject areas.
Notice the different results links on the left on the search result page: Magazines, Academic Journals, etc. (each link is a different set of results)
Note which database you article comes from - look for "From ______" on the search page (ex - From General One File).
EBSCO General Databases
Search 10 databases at once: Academic Search Premier, TOPICsearch, MasterFILE Premier, Military & Government Collection, MAS Ultra - School Edition, Vocational and Career Collection, Associates Programs Source, Newspaper Source Plus, GreenFILE, and News (AP, UPI, etc.). Find journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Millions of full-text articles, many with images. Updated daily.

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Find Books...

Title Location Call Number
HVAC equations, data, and rules of thumb Reference TH7225 .B45 2016
Modern refrigeration and air conditioning Stacks TP492 .A43 2017
Testing and balancing HVAC air and water systems Stacks TH7015.M66 2014
Electricity for refrigeration, heating, and air conditioning Stacks TK153 .S57 2015
Refrigeration and air conditioning technology Stacks TP492 .T66 2017
Heating with renewable energy : practical, hydronic-based combisystems for residential and light commercial buildings Stacks TH7511 .S539 2017
HVAC fundamentals Stacks TH7345 .S795 2016
Heat pumps Stacks TH7638 .S56 2016
HVAC fundamentals eBook Collection View E-Book
HVAC instant answers eBook Collection View E-Book


Example Subject Terms: heating, ventilation, air conditioning,

Call Number Range:

  • TH 7005-7699 (Heating & Ventilation/Air Conditioning)
  • TP 490 (Temperature Engineering)
Library Catalog
Find materials that are in the physical library.
Primarily good for finding books.
Books are usually about broader topics than articles, so you may need to broaden your search terms (ex- instead of "texting" perhaps search for "cell phone use").
Books are not going to be as up-to-date as articles because they take longer to publish.
See which library the book is located in, and what section.
Be sure to write down the book's call number!
eBook Collection (EBSCO)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) of over 120,000 books - completely electronic
E-Book Hint:: On the search page, check the box "Also search within the full text of the articles" to search within the text of the book to get more results.
Note you can only print 10 pages at a time - only print out the important pages
For citation information: click on "Detailed Record" in the left sidebar when viewing an e-book. You will need this information later on!
eBrary (Proquest)
Search the full-text (every word on every page) -- completely electronic
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Find Websites...

The News: Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration: weekly newsletter, some of the articles are free without registration

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Find Videos...

Library Catalog: Audiovisual Search:
Search for videos, audio books, CD-ROMs (software), and CDs that are located in the Audiovisual (AV) section of Spartanburg Community College Library. See a library staff member about requesting materials from a different campus.
Hint: Search "industrial safety" to find safety videos.
Films on Demand
Educational videos available via streaming to anywhere (off-campus must login with Portal username and password). If you experience any problems, please call the library at 592-4654.

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Last updated: 09/30/16