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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.

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

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


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


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