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Automotive Tech Research Guide - LSC-North Harris


Starting Point

  1. Think about your topic and what are you trying to answer.  Terms? People? Organizations? Places? Objects?
  2. List terms that best represent the main concepts of your topic.
    • ASE
    • engines
    • automotive repair

Research Databases

Find e-books, streaming videos, and articles from magazines, newspapers, and journals. Use your 14-digit library barcode number for off-campus access (the number is on the back of your student ID).  Don't have an ID? Get one from the library. Distance students can fill out the online request form.

Automotive Periodicals Found in the Research Databases


Library Catalog

Find books, e-books, DVDs, and more.


Use the Library Catalog

  • Enter search terms.
  • Browse search results and click on the title to view the detailed item record.
  • Scroll to the bottom for availability, collection, location, and call number.
  • To find the book on the shelf you will need the complete call number.
  • To request a book from another location, click "request first available copy" then type in your library barcode number and your PIN.

Search the Library Catalog

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Library Catalog Video Tutorials



Books and repair manuals on motor vehicles and automotive technology are located on the third floor of the library in the circulating shelf range: TL 1 - TL 300.

Chilton's Guides & Repair manuals are located in the shelf range: TL 150s & TL 200s.


Periodicals in Print

Located on the second floor of the library.

  • Automobile
  • Automotive News
  • Car and Driver
  • Cycle World
  • Hot Rod
  • Motor Age
  • Motor Trend
  • Road and Track
  • Ward's Auto World

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