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Automotive Program at Vance-Granville


Print Resources for Automotive

The books in the Vance-Granville library are organized by the Library of Congress classification system.  Most of the automotive books will be under the call number for Technology, which will have call numbers starting with the letter T. Some are also housed in the Social Sciences collection under the letter H.

Automotive books in particular could fall under the following call numbers:

HE - Transportation and Communications

TL - Motor Vehicles

Automotive Databases

  • Chilton Online Auto Repair Manuals (Gale)
    An online vehicle repair library with maintenance and repair information on hundreds of cars, trucks, and SUV's from 1940 to the present. The Chilton Library also includes labor estimates, bulletins and recall information, and test preparation quizzes for the Delmar ASE Technician Test.
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
    Over 26,000 fiction, reference, scholarly, and professional books online. Includes a selection of books on automobile maintenance and repair.
  • Films on Demand
    Thousands of high quality videos on business & economics, health & medicine, humanities & social sciences, and science & mathematics, as well as travel and fitness programming, home and how-to videos, indie films, and popular music performances. Includes Oscar, Emmy and Peabody award winning documentaries, interviews, instructional and vocational training videos, historical speeches and newsreels.
  • ProQuest Career & Technical Education Database
    Vocational information on technical topics, such as computing science, healthcare, building trades, auto mechanics, sales and retail, accounting, graphic design, and photography.

Related Periodicals

  • Car & Driver (1984-present)
    Presents articles concerning all aspects of automobiles, including ratings of new cars & products, automobile news, and motor racing.
  • Mechanics of Structures & Machines (2000-present)
    Emphasizes contemporary research of immediate and potential application to aerospace, automotive, civil and mechanical engineering, marine, and related structures.
  • Motor Trend (1988-1995)
    Features car reviews, auto news, 2015-2016 new cars, concept cars, used cars, auto shows, awards, and much more.
  • Popular Mechanics (1996-present)
    Service magazine providing ideas and information on automobiles, home building, maintenance, boating, outdoor recreation, electronics and science.
  • Road & Track (1984-present)
    This is the oldest most authoritative automotive publication devoted to car enthusiasts. It blends road tests w/ racing coverage, history, technical updates and feature stories.

Automotive Service Excellence Exam

The VGCC Automotive Systems Technology Program is an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certified program under the standards set by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). This certification provides a means of identifying quality programs meeting national standards. Students are assured that training received is current, complete and applicable. Upon completion of this curriculum, students should be prepared to take the ASE exam and be ready for full-time employment in dealerships and repair shops in the automotive industry.

  • National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence
    The path to professionalism is paved with good choices. Take the right steps along that path. To help automotive professionals get the recognition they’ve earned for their expertise, ASE has offered its certification exams since 1972.
  • Pass the ASE Study Guide
    Our ASE Prep Test Study Guide Includes ASE Practice Tests for Every Section. We understand that getting your ASE certification is an important step in advancing your career as an automotive technician. The Motor Age Training ASE study guide can guarantee that you will pass the first time, or we’ll give you your money back.* We are so confident that you will pass on the first try that we offer a Pass or Don’t Pay Money-Back Guarantee on every ASE study guide. Included within the study guide for each series is a practice test written in the style of the ASE certification exam.

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Frederick Brewer
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