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eBook Collections

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.

Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Films On Demand: See Technical and Trade Education: Building and Technical Trades for relevant videos.

Gale Ebooks: Reference sources for just about any research topic.

LearningExpress PrepSTEP: Test preparation, computer skills, online learning, job skills, etc. Practice tests, e-books, and more. Includes a practice exam for journeyman electrician. Visit How to Access RPCC Library Resources for more information. Individual account required.

Credo Reference: Offers full text general reference resources covering every major subject, and more.

Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.

Salem Science: Full-text reference sources, including Applied Science, The Solar System.

Science and Technology Collection: Articles from over 800 scientific and technical journals, and more.



Suggested Internet Resources

Special Topics: Codes and Standards

Find the 2014 National Electrical Code:

  • In the Library, McGraw-Hill’s National Electrical Code 2014 Handbook, 28th Edition, 2014.
    Call number: TK 260 .N2 2014

Or online:

  • NFPA Codes and Standards: Free online access. You will be asked to “sign-in” or create a profile to access the document in read-only format.

Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

  • TK – Electrical engineering. Electronics.
    • TK 146 – Electric engineering–Textbooks.
    • TK 151 – Electrical engineering–Handbooks, manuals, etc..
    • TK 152 – Electricity–Safety measures.
    • TK 260 – Electrical engineering–Safety measures–Standards–United States.
    • TK 452 to TK 454 – Electric apparatus and materials.
    • TK 3001 to 3520 – Distribution or transmission of electric power.
      • TK 3201 to TK 3285 – Wiring.
      • TK 3301 to TK 3351 – Conductors.
      • TK 3401 to TK 3441 – Insulation and insulating material.




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