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The TH section of the library is dedicated to books on building construction, carpentry, plumbing, and HVAC.

TH1-9745 Building construction

TH3301-3411 Maintenance and repair

TH5011-5701 Construction by phase of the work (includes carpentry) 

TH6101-6887 Plumbing and pipefitting

TH7005-7699 Heating and ventilation. Air conditioning


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Scholarly Articles

Also known as "Academic Articles" or "Peer Reviewed" articles. Scholarly articles are are written by experts in a field for other experts. They are printed in scholarly journals to share original data, research, or ideas within a field of study. Articles in scholarly journals are reviewed and accepted by other experts in the same field, or peers. 

Trade Publications

Trade publications are written by professionals for professionals, but may not be peer-reviewed. Trade publications inform and share info about news, trends, technologies, best practices, and products within an industry or profession. 

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Try Connectors (AND/OR/NOT)

The connectors are used to link your key words to one another. AND will limit a search and should be used to link different things or concepts. OR expands your search and should be used to link similar things. NOT can be used to exclude words that are muddying your search.