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HVACR Research Guide - LSC-North Harris


Starting Point

  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.  
    • heat pumps
    • refrigeration

Research Databases

Find e-books, streaming videos, and articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

HVAC and R periodicals found in the databases:

Library Catalog

Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.


Use the Library Catalog

  • Enter search terms.
  • Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  • Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  • To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Search the Library Catalog

 Keyword Anywhere:


Library Catalog Video Tutorials



Books and manuals on HVAC and R are located on the third floor of the library in the circulating shelf ranges:

  • TH 7011 - 7700 for Air Conditioning and Heating
  • TK 4035s for Air Conditioning and/or Building Electric Equipment
  • TP 490 - 499 for Refrigeration and Refrigeration Machinery


Periodicals in Print 

In print magazines journals and trade publications are located in the Periodicals collection, which is on the second floor of the library.

  • Cadalyst
  • Cadence
  • Engineering Design Graphics Journal
  • Journal of Engineering Technology
  • DCD Cost Estimating Magazine for Design & Construction
  • Metal Construction


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