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Databases for Plumbing and Heating Technology

Building Trades Databases

►  GreenFILE
GreenFILE, an EBSCOhost database, offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 384,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 4,700 records.


► Techstreet (ASHRAE & ICC & NFPA ebooks)
Techstreet provides online access to the following code books:

ASHRAE

• 2014 ASHRAE Handbook-Refrigeration Systems and Applications
•  2013 ASHRAE Handbook-Fundamentals
•  2012 ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Systems and Equipment               
•  2011 ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC Applications   

ICC Codes

•  2015 International Building Code (IBC)
•  2015 International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC)
•  2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
•  2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
•  2015 International Fire Code
•  2015 International Fuel Gas Code
•  2015 International Energy Conservation Code
•  2015 International Existing Building Code
•  2015 International Wildland Urban Interface Code
•  2015 ICC Performance Code for Buildings and Facilities
•  2015 International Property Maintenance Code
•  2015 International Zoning Code
•  2015 International Private Sewage Disposal Code
•  2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)

NFPA Codes

​• 17 Current Handbooks
• 347 Current Codes/standards      [3/17] JH


►  Vocational and Career Collection
This EBSCOhost is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.

General/Scholarly Databases

► Academic Search Complete
This comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text EBSCOhost database provides Full text for more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.  The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, with the majority of full text titles in native (searchable) PDF format.
►  MasterFILE Premier
This multidisciplinary EBSCOhost database was designed specifically for public libraries. It provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full text information dating as far back as 1975. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Premier also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily.
► TOPICsearch 
TOPICsearch from EBSCOhost contains full text for over 150,000 articles from 475 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers, EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
►  Vocational and Career Collection
This EBSCOhost is designed for vocational and technical libraries servicing high schools, community colleges, trade institutions and the general public. This collection provides full text coverage for more than 350 trade and industry-related periodicals.