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Automotive Tech Research Guide - LSC-North Harris

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  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
    • hybrid cars

SciTech Premium CollectionFind industry journals, technical reports, conference proceedings, trade publications and more.


Contains thousands of articles, from multiple publishers, on almost all subjects. (Video Tutorial)


Vocational & Career CollectionContains over 350 trade and industry periodicals (Video Tutorial)


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.

For more databases, see Research Databases: Workforce & Applied Technology.

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


eBook Collection  (Video tutorial)
multi-subject electronic book collection

E-Books (Sample List)


Physical Books

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

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.


Library Catalog to search for books.

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

Library Catalog Video Tutorials

Evaluating Information button

Do my sources pass the CRAP test?

Each of my sources are:

  • Current
  • Reliable & Relevant
  • Authoritative & Accurate
  • Proper Purpose & Point-of-view

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