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Plumbing: Articles

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GALILEO password

Please note: you may need to enter the GALILEO password to access the databases from home or some ebooks.

Please call the library for the current GALILEO password 770-412-4755

Suggested Databases

ABI / INFORM trade and industry: This database includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other topics. With ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry users can study and compare specific trades and industries, including telecommunications, computing, transportation, construction, petrochemicals and many others.

Business Source CompleteThis database provides access to industry reports as well as to trade journals. Find reports such as United States Plumbing & Heating & A/C Contractors Industry Report and SWOT analysis on major companies.

Career and Technical Education Database (ProQuest): This database includes in-depth coverage of companies, products, executives, trends and other topics. 

eBook Academic Collection from EBSCO contains a selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter.

GVRL- Gale Virtual Reference Library -  This reference resource provides industry overviews, statistical data, occupation overviews and topic overviews. Enter HVAC in the search box for results regarding this industry. 

ProQuest Career & Technical Education: Career & Technical Education is the definitive source for vocational information. The database includes nearly 600 titles, with more than 500 available in full text for quick access to research on virtually any technical topic

ProQuest Central  brings together 30 highly used ProQuest databases to create the largest single academic research resource. Researchers can choose to search individual databases for targeted research or search all at once to find relevant results and information from other disciplines. 

Science & Technology Collection contains more than 830 full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. Topics include aeronautics, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archeology, marine sciences, and materials science.

Vocational & Career Collection provides full-text coverage for almost 350 trade and industry related periodicals including American Machinist, Modern Machine Shop, Wireless Week.


These plumbing trade journals can be found in Business Source Complete:

Reeves Journal:Plumbing,Heating, Cooling

Plumbing and Mechanical

PM Engineer

Contractor Magazine

Supply House Times



Search for an article in over 100 databases indexing thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals.  Note: You will need the current GALILEO password if accessing this resource off campus.

Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Search for an article in Google Scholar.  Google Scholar provides access to scholarly articles on the Internet.