Library gets automotive

Posted Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 12:00am

The CEU Library has several wonderful resources for students, educators and community patrons. The collection is developed to support the information needs of all the college programs at CEU.

As such, with the assistance of the automotive program director Stan Martineau, support from the IT Department and the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the CEU library has built a valuable and useful automotive reference and support information center. This is a practical yet exciting addition to the CEU Library as it will allow automotive students and the "weekend mechanic" access to current and time sensitive automotive repair and maintenance information at no cost to them.

The library has recently added two automotive subscriptions databases. Motor/AllData advertised as "the world's most comprehensive resource for automotive diagnostic and repair information" and Snap-On ShopKey5. Both databases provide electronic information on vehicle maintenance, repair, estimator, TBS and quotes. Users will need a current library card in order to access the databases. Access is limited to three simultaneous users and use must be through the library's selected reference computers during regular operating hours.

In addition, another automotive database named the Automotive Repair Reference Center (ARRC) is accessible both on campus and off campus from any Internet connection. Access is via the library homepage at Click Quick References and then On-Line Reference Sources from the library homepage or drop by the library for instruction. Users will need to have a CEU library card and password for remote use. ARRC is accessible at home for private noncommercial access.

In CD-ROM format, the library has the Mitchell 1 Engine Performance and Wiring discs for library use and the Vintage Engine, Chassis & Electrical Discs. The library also has a collection of automotive information on microfiche as well as the more traditional book format. Please visit the library for assistance and questions with the databases and other automotive materials available from the CEU Library.

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