Automotive Technology Resources

SELECTED RESOURCES FROM THE BFIT LIBRARY


LIBRARY DATABASES

Gale Powersearch
Contains many full-text articles from Automotive publications including: Automotive Body Repair News, Automotive News, Automotive News Europe, Diesel Progress, Motor Age, Ward's Dealer Business and many others.

EBSCO Omnifile Full-Text Select 
Also contains many articles from automotive publications, most in full text, including: Automotive Industries, Automotive Engineer, Automotive News, and others.


BOOKS

Select eBooks

Automobile Mechanical and Electrical Systems
by Denton, Tom.

Automobiles : Performance, Safety Assessment, and Energy Consumption
by Kody, Matin F.

Career As an Automobile Service Technician : Master Mechanic, Repair Shop Owner
by The Institute for Career Research.

Intelligent Vehicle Technology and Trends
by Bishop, Richard

Propulsion Systems for Hybrid Vehicles
by Miller, John M.

Select Books Available in the Library

Automotive Electricity and Electronics: Classroom/Shop Manual. Hollembeak, Barry.
TL272.H64/2006

Automotive Fuels and Emissions: Shop Manual. Hollembeak, Barry.
TL214.F8.H641/2005

Biodiesel: Growing a New Energy Economy. Pahl, Greg.
TP359.B48.P32/2008

Cleaner Cars: The History and Technology of Emission Control since the 1960s. Mondt, J. Robert.
TL214.P6.M66/2000

Diesel Maintenance, Tune-Up and Engine Management Ellery Publications.
TL229.D5.D5/2004

Diagnosis and Troubleshooting of Automotive Electrical, Electronic, and Computer Systems. Halderman, James D. and Mitchell, Chase D.
TL272.H34/2006

Electric and Hybrid Cars: a History. Anderson, Curtis D. and Anderson, Judy.
TL220.A53/2005

Handbook of Automotive Power Electronics and Motor Drives. Ali Emadi.
REF TL272.5.H36/2005

Hybrid Vehicles and the Future of Personal Transportation. Fuhs, Allen E.
TL221.15.F84/2009

The Zero-Carbon Car: Building the Car the Auto Industry Can't Get Right. Kemp, William H.
TL221.15.F84/2009


AUTOMOTIVE WEBSITES


General

Automotive Glossary -- Edmunds
A helpful page for automotive technology terms. Created by Autoworld.

How Stuff Works -- Auto Channel
The How Stuff Works Auto Channel answers your questions about all things automotive.

Automotive Engineering International
From SAE International, provides broad coverage of international automotive news, with a focus on industry standards.

United States Council for Automotive Research
Contains news, and industry information.

U.S. Department of Transportation
A wealth of information including transportation policies, briefings and informative videos.

Clean & Green Technology

EPA -- Clean Automotive Technology
The EPA page for environmentally friendly technology alternatives.

FuelEconomy.gov
"This rich resource provides information on gas consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution ratings, and safety for new and used cars and trucks." From Library Journal.

Professional Organizations

Society of Automotive Engineers
Website of the professional organization for automotive engineers. Contains valuable information for those in the profession or those aspiring to be in the profession.

National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence
Organization that tests and certifies automotive mechanics.

Automotive Industry Action Group
The Automotive Industry Action Group is an association of companies involved in the automotive industry. Its purpose is to provide an open forum where members cooperate in developing and promoting solutions that enhance the prosperity of the automotive industry.

International Automotive Technicians Network
This is an international professional organization which claims to be the largest network of automotive technicians in the world.

Automotive Service Association
This is an international professional organization which claims to be the largest network of automotive technicians in the world.

Employment & Job Boards

Car People Jobs
An employment website specifically for jobs in the automotive field.

Dice.com
An employment website that specializes in technical positions.

Indeed.com
A conglomerate of newspaper employment listings, employment websites, and professional organizations.


SELECTED AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY MAGAZINES

Available Online

Aftermarket Business
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: January 1991-Present
Articles include industry legislation, current retailing and merchandising trends, business management techniques, environmental updates and product selling tips.

Automobile Magazine
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: Last few issues.
Published monthly. Focuses on automotive design and technology.

Automotive Body Repair News
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: August 2001-Present
Focuses on recent developments in the automotive industry.

Automotive Industries
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: January 1998-Present
"Serves automotive original equipment manufacturing (OEM)"and covers recent developments within the automotive industry.

Automotive News Europe
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: 2001-Present
Published every two weeks. The only pan-European publication that provides current news about the entire automotive value chain including design, engineering, production, supply, marketing, sales and service.

AutoWeek

E-journal in Gale Powersearch: 2002-Present
Covers recent developments in the automotive industry

Diesel Progress
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: February 1997-Present.
Focuses on recent developments in the diesel and automotive industry.

Import Car
In-Library: Last few issues.
Published monthly. Focuses on the maintenance of imported automobiles.

Motor Age
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: January 1983-Present.
Focuses on automotive technology, as well as recent developments within the automotive industry.

Ward's Dealer Business
E-Journal in Gale Powersearch: 1995-Present
Provides "best practice" solutions in the form of successful dealer profiles, suggestions and tips from leading industry consultants and exposure to new products and services for dealership operations.

In Library

Automotive Engineering International
In-Library: Last few issues.
Published monthly. Focuses on automotive technology.

Popular Mechanics
In-Library: Last few issues.
Published monthly. Focuses on various aspects of mechanics, but automobiles are covered.

Transmission Digest
In-Library: Last few issues.
Published monthly. Focuses on the maintenance of transmissions.