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Films on Demand--Technical & Trade Education Collection

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://digital.films.com/PortalPlayLists.aspx?SubjectID=1218&aid=148
Description: 

This collection of online streaming videos includes a variety of subjects related to Technology and Trades, including: Automotive Technology, Building/Construction, Cosmetology, Computing technology, Electronics, Horticulture, Manufacturing, Technical Communications, Welding, and much more!

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
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No

NFPA Codes

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://codesonline.nfpa.org
Description: 

Includes the National Fire Codes, the National Electrical Codes, the Life Safety Code and many more National codes from the NFPA.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
No

Knovel Library

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://app.knovel.com

To view Knovel books, be sure that you are using the most current version of your web browser and that you have a current version of Flash. Need help? Contact Denise Cote at 630-942-2092 or email cotede@cod.edu

Description: 

This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
Note: 

Customer ID C000053284
Requester/Client ID: 3b5efa68d2680dd5bc5e2ea7e7d4f3cda50c9fa1
SUSHI Server URL - https://commander.knovel.com/sushi

This is a trial: 
No
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No

Business Source Complete

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Description: 

Business Source Complete provides access to content and indexing for 1,300 journals and detailed author profiles for the 40,000 most-cited authors in the database. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full-text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses. BSC also contains the Regional Business News which provides comprehensive full text for regional US and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications). Regional Business News has full text for more than 80 sources.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
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No

Associates Program Source Plus

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Description: 

Associates Programs Source Plus is designed specifically for junior & community colleges with a primary focus on disciplines of study within associate degrees and certification programs. Areas explored include accounting,agricultural sciences,child care services,cosmetology,culinary arts,forestry,food service management,graphic arts,hair dressing,hospitality management,interior design,journalism,plumbing,heating & air conditioning,veterinary technology and welding to name a few. The database is updated weekly on EBSCO host.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
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No

Academic OneFile

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/cod_lrc?db=AONE
Description: 

Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of current events, physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.

Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
This is a trial: 
No
Suppress: 
Yes

Academic Search Complete

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Description: 

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

Usage Limit: 
None
Coverage: 
1984 - present
Off-campus Availability: 
Students, Faculty, and Staff
Full-text Content: 
Includes full-text content
Note: 

Test note

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Architecture 2240

Architecture 2240: Codes, Specifications and Contracts

Product Review Paper

Choose a building product using trade magazines or library references. In your paper you’ll be justifying your choice of this product for use in a building project.

Requirements

1. Paper length: 2-3 pages, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 11 pt. font.

2. APA Style Bibliography: not included in total page count.

3. Minimum resource requirements: 1 book or 1 article from the Library, 1-2 credible websites.

Choosing Your Product

Come to the Library to browse journals and magazines to find a product that interests you. You can also browse the reference materials in the Library.

Library Journals and Magazines

These titles are available in the current periodicals section of the Library:
Architectural Record
Better Homes and Gardens
Detail: A Review of Architecture and Construction Details
Dwell
ENR

Selected Book Materials

Try a Subject search for these headings:

  • Building materials
  • Building materials--Environmental aspects
  • Barrier-free design
  • Sustainable buildings

Search for ebooks at Ebook Central (have your library card handy.)

Finding Information About Your Product

**You will need a COD Library Card to use the article databases from home.**

You'll find information about your product from a variety of sources. The most obvious choice is the manufacturer's website. Look for technical details and specifications provided for contractors or private consumers.

You'll also be looking for articles about the general category of the product, such as plumbing fixtures or lighting. To find articles from magazines and journals, use the Construction Databases.

Selected Databases

Associates Program Source Plus
Associates Programs Source Plus is designed specifically for trade research. It includes a ton of full text articles from trade magazines, engineering-related journals, and news. Use it to find case studies, reviews of products, articles about manufacturers, and more.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete provides access to content and indexing for 1,300 journals. This database is focused on business and management. Use it to find articles about construction management, case studies, product reviews, and other subjects.
NFPA Codes
Includes the National Fire Codes, the National Electrical Codes, the Life Safety Code and many more National codes from the NFPA.
Building Green
Building Green is an online trade magazine for architecture, construction, and related industries.

Or browse the online construction journals. This is a super comprehensive list. Look for titles that make sense for your purpose. For instance, Construction in Japan may not be a great choice. But a journal like Construction & Building Materials or the Journal of Construction Engineering & Management could be good choices. ALSO, make sure you choose publications from the U.S.

Using Websites

When you use a website as a resource, it is important to make sure the site is credible and unbiased. If you are using information from the manufacturer's website, you can bet that the information will be biased toward their own products. Be sure to look for diverse opinions about products! (google:
review or comparison) When using other website material, such as sites that review products, make sure that the author of the article has professional qualifications.

Create an APA Bibliography

A bibliography is a list of the information resources you used to write your paper. For help formatting your bibliography, use the Library's Citing Sources page for APA examples. For help citing your sources in the text of your paper, consult this guide from Purdue.
How to cite Codes & Standards

Standards

Organization That Made the Standard. (year). Title of the standard (Standard No. 1234). Retrieved from URL

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers ASHRAE (2012). Standard practice for inspection and maintenance of commercial building HVAC systems (Standard No.180-2012). Retrieved from: https//subscriptions.techstreet.com/products/625582

Codes

Organization That Made the Code. (year). Title of the code (Code name and number). Retrieved from URL

International Code Council. (2015). Stop work order: Authority (International Building Code 115.1). Retrieved from: https://codes.iccsafe.org/public/document/IBC2015/chapter-1-scope-and-administration

Getting help with writing your paper

The COD Learning Commons will work with you to develop a strong paper and help with editing your writing and developing a correctly formatted bibliography. Also browse the Purdue OWL site for tips on how to write a paper, do in-text citations, and create a bibliography.

Construction Management

Finding Construction Management Materials in the COD Library

This guide will help you find books, videos, articles and websites about Construction topics.

If you need additional help, come to the Library Reference Desk or Ask A Librarian.

Books

Use the Library catalog to search the COD Library's collection of books, videos, e-books, and streaming media. Use your COD Library card to check these items out or access them online.

The best way to start searching the Library catalog is to do a keyword search for words that describe your topic. Try to choose specific keywords. You may need to experiment with keywords to find ones that work for your topic. Once you find some items, you can use subject headings to find other items that cover the same topic. Library catalog

Call Number Ranges

Use these call number ranges to browse the General Collection and the Reference Collection.

HD9715 - HD9717.5 Construction Industry
TH1 - TH9745 Building Construction
TH443 Construction Industry--Safety
KF902 Construction Contracts
KF5701 - KF5710 Building Laws

Reference Materials

The Library holds many recent national codes, standards and building management guidelines from the International Code Council and the U.S. Green Building Council in the reference collection. Some older iterations of these materials are available for check-out in the general collection. For fire codes, electrical codes and safety standards, consult this online resource: NFPA Codes Online. You'll need a current library card to access the NFPA from off-campus. The International Code Council makes their codes freely available to read on their website. You'll not be able to print the whole code, but you can copy and paste small sections.

E-books

Knovel Library
This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, and much more. This collection contains a nice selection of materials about Building Construction. Civil Engineering & Construction Materials is good collection to browse to get yourself started working with the Knovel Library.

Here are some examples from the Knovel Library:
Construction Field Guide
Construction Delays - Understanding Them Clearly, Analyzing Them Correctly

Videos

The Library has a variety of videos for checkout. Browse the Library catalog. Use the Limiting features on the left side of the catalog to narrow your search to videos.
Streaming videos are also available:

Technology & Trade Education Collection
This collection of online streaming videos includes a variety of subjects related to Building Construction, such as: residential construction, masonry, safety and associated topics. You'll also find video materials on technical mathematics and other topics relevant to Construction students.

Article Databases

The Library has a large collection of article databases for locating articles. For Construction Management, try both the general databases and the business databases. Associates Program Source Plus and Business Source Complete are the best for construction topics but you may also find good materials in Academic Search Premier and in newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune and the New York Times.

Construction Research Databases List

To locate specific magazine and journal titles, use the Journal Locator tool.

Here is a selection of magazines, journals and trade publications in the Library on:
Building
Construction

Websites and Images

There are several tools available for searching the Internet. Using a variety of tools is always a good rule of thumb when looking for information on the web. Google is a great resource but also try some of the other tools on the Library's Search the Web pages.

Its important to evaluate the information from websites. When reviewing information, ask the following questions:

  • How old is this material? Is there a date of publication? Is the material out-of-date?
  • Who wrote this information? Is the company or person who sponsors the website reputable?
  • Is the website trying to sell you something?
  • Is the information biased? Does it seem like the author is just giving his/her opinion? Is the author making a one-sided argument? (not offering an alternate point-of-view?)
  • Is the information backed up with facts that you can confirm using other sources?
  • Be sure to check out the library's Evaluating Web Sources Guide



Here's a small selection of quality websites for construction management:

Engineering News Record
Building Design + Construction
Building Codes Reference Library--Illinois (Always check your local municipality!)
OSHA Construction Documents
Illinois Roofing licensure
COD Construction Management Program

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