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Commercial Refrigeration: Books and E-Books

This guide has been designed to help hvac/r students with theory and training in designing, installing, operating, troubleshooting, and repairing commercial refrigeration systems and equipment.

Commercial Refrigeration

commercial refrigeration


This guide will provide all the information you need to succeed with your Commercial Refrigeration studies. Click on the tabs above for further information.

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Books You Can Borrow

Use the call number to search for these books on the library shelves. To get a description of the book, place the cursor over the book title.

E- Books You Can Read Online

 Below is a sampling of e-books on refrigeration that can be read online.To get a description of the book, place the cursor over the book title.To read the book, click on the title. More books can be found by searching the library catalog, Primo. Enter search terms in the box above.

Galileo (Trade Publications, Academic Journals, Magazines, Industry Reports, and Product Evaluations.)


Using Galileo discover with search term “commercial refrigeration” brings up literally thousands of hits. 

Note that after you retrieve the initial set of "hits" from your search, which might include literally thousands of titles, the smaller column on the left side of the screen contains several methods of further refining what you're looking for in terms of

  • Full text (not just a summary)
  • Date of publication (if using only current sources is important)
  • Type of publication (check the boxes next to magazines and trade publications and compare those results to ones you get when you put a check in the scholarly journals box.)

Green Technologies and Refrigeration Technology

Using the search term “refrigeration” to search the database Environment Complete

provides resources and information on everything from improving power consumption to the toxicology of common refrigerants.


Wherever you are searching for information, the list below provides other search terms that can be used to research the many facets of Commercial Refrigeration, whether you're searching  Galileo, the Web, or Primo,  our library catalog.

  • Cryocooler
  • Laser cooling
  • Multiple evaporator cooling
  • Quantum refrigerators
  • Redundant refrigeration system
  • Refrigerator truck
  • Steam jet cooling
  • Thermoacoustics
  • Vapor-compression refrigeration
  • Walk-in freezers, coolers 

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