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HVAC & Refrigeration

What is in this guide?

HVAC and Refrigeration Resources

Use the resources in this guide as a starting point for finding information related to heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration. If you have questions, ask a librarian.

Research Starters

When you begin research for a project, you will typically start by reading background information on your topic, which can be found in reference sources such as encyclopedias and handbooks.

Background information can help you:

  • learn more about an unfamiliar topic
  • identify important keywords and concepts
  • narrow or expand your search
  • find other resources on your topic

Search for Background Information


Reference articles and topic pages from the Science (Gale in Context) and Credo Reference.

Off-Campus Access

Paw: Indicates that a password is needed to access the resource from off campus.The username and password to access databases from off campus are similar to what you use to access the PCC portal (myPittCC) and Moodle. The only difference is that you DO NOT include the last part of your email address ( in the username. Generic logins are available to community residents with PCC library cards, and others who are enrolled in or are affiliated with PCC programs and continuing education courses. Have questions? Ask us!