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Auto Repair Reference Center

The Automobile Repair Reference Center (ARRC) database contains the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market. ARRC contains information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles, with repair information starting as far back as 1945 for certain makes. This database is provided by EBSCO.

The database covers more than 35,000 vehicles from 1945 to present. Content includes

New repair procedures, TSBs and updates are continually added to the product. All of the content in Auto Repair Reference Center has been created by ASE certified technicians.

Auto Repair Reference Center will no longer be available as of June 2018. It will be replaced with AutoMate.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

AutoMate

AutoMate includes the most accurate, authoritative and up-to-date service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more. 
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Home Improvement Reference Center

Home Improvement Reference Center features full-text content from leading home improvement magazines, images not found anywhere else online and videos of popular home repair projects. All of the content is organized in a robust, easy-to-use interface so that users can quickly find the information they need.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Small Engine Repair Reference Center offers assistance in providing routine maintenance (tune-ups, brake service) as well as extensive repairs (engine and transmission disassembly) and allows users to search by product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type and model numbers.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

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