SCC Library has magazines, trade publications and other periodicals which students may borrow.
Many are also available online in the SCC Library databases, including ProQuest and Associates Programs Source Plus
Print periodicals in the library:
Examples of periodicals in ProQuest:
Examples of periodicals in Associates Programs Source Plus:
Example search in ProQuest: hvac AND green*
Example search in Associates Programs Source Plus: hvac AND trends
Search in SCC library databases for articles on topics of your choice.
hvac AND recycling
hvac AND "energy efficiencey"
"employee retention" AND hvac*
"hvac industry" AND trend*
"ecm technology" and hvac*
Use search words and phrases you think will be in the article title, description, or full-text
refrigeration AND repair
"air conditioning" AND compressor AND maintenance
hvac AND trends
"Air conditioning industry"
refrigerants AND "safety measures"
From the SCC Library homepage, search the library catalog to find books on a variety of subjects.
Try searches like these:
Example reference books:
Which term should I use for HVAC?
Because the term HVAC/R can be written in a variety of ways (HVAC-R, HVACR, etc.) it's a good strategy to use a search technique called truncation when searching for periodical articles in library databases.
Databases like ProQuest and Associates Programs Source Plus allow this type of advanced searching where typing:
will retrieve articles containing any word in the article which starts with the spelling h-v-a-c. (The asterisk acts as a wildcard.)
Try a variety of search terms