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Issue 2: Fall 2004 : The Automotive Industry

Electronic Resources

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Finding Aids

Librarians' Index to the Internet: Automobiles Category
Reviews of freely available Web sites on automobiles and the automobile industry from the Librarians' Index to the Internet
Competia Express
Directory of automotive associations, online magazines, company information, Web links, regulatory environment, consultants, technical intelligence and daily automobile industry news.
Business 2.0 Web Guide
A directory of the automobile industry. Very large site which offers browsable related categories
Advertisement for Ford cabriolet
Advertisement for Ford cabriolet from the
Wittemann Collection
(Library of Congress)
Reproduction number: LC-USZC4-2697

Table of Contents

Automotive History
Global Automobile Industry
    North American Market
    European Market
    East Asian Market
Automobile Manufacturing
Company Research
Industry News and Analysis
Electronic Resources
Link list of government sites providing information on the automotive industry.
State Departments of Transportation in the U.S.
Web links to all U.S. departments of transportation at the state level.

Automobile Industry Portals

Covers global automobile industry news and industry analysis. Fee based database of industry research. Automotive business blog by automotive expert.
Large portal which acts as a network for the automotive industry. Auto Industry Portal, Inc. offers content, communication and commerce for and about the original equipment automotive industry.
Consumer portal for U.S. automobile industry. Includes numerous free magazines.
Automobile news and reviews for consumers from the Detroit Free Press.
The Auto Channel
Search text, images, audio and video in this digital library of automotive information.
Auto Central
Fee based services for automobile industry professionals. Free registration for newsletter and trade publications.
Auto Industry
Source of automotive industry information in Central Europe.
Auto Industry
Portal for the UK auto industry.
Automotive Industries
Online companion of the Automobile Industries magazine which began in 1895. Recent issues are available for free, back issues must be requested. Web site also includes an index to suppliers and a list of trade shows.
Automotive News
Free access to the events calendar and a limited amount of content from Automotive News, Automotive News Europe and Reuters with simple keyword search for content that has been on the site for 30 days. Free registration is necessary to read some of the stories. Paid subscription is required to read them all.
Wards Auto
Wards is a major provider of auto industry coverage
Automotive Suppliers
News and information portal for automobile industry and suppliers.
Worldwide directory of car manufacturers and models
Car Connection
Automobile industry portal which offers news, reviews, and shopping guides. Publishes opt-in e-mails entitled Daily Edition and Weekly Car Guide. The site is divided up by audience, namely, industry insiders, drivers, and shoppers. A chat room for automobile industry discussions is also available.

Transportation Libraries

National Transportation Library of the U.S.

U.S. Department of Transportation Library

Volpe National Transportation System Center Library

Directory of U.S. transportation libraries

Search Engines and Databases

U.S. Dept. of Transportation
Search engine of the U.S. DOT which searches information from the numerous Dept. of Transportation agencies.
Search engine for archived issues of Autoweek magazine 2000-present.
Auto Researcher
AutoResearcher is a fee-based service which offers global motor vehicle company information. It is designed specifically to help business professionals conduct research on companies.
Plunkett Research
Plunkett Research, Ltd. provides some free industry sector analysis and research, industry trends, industry statistics and a free e-newsletter upon registration. A print publication, Plunkett's Automobile Industry Almanac, may be available at a library near you.
First Research
Fee-based database of First Research industry profiles and marketing research. Reports on the automobile industry include: Automobile Parts and Accessories, Luxury Automobile Dealers, Automobile Dealerships, Auto Rental and Leasing, Automotive Repair Shops, Fast Lube/Auto Oil Change Service.
U.S. National Technical Information Service
Fee-based full text database provided by NTIS. Search "automobile" to retrieve free abstracts of technical reports on various areas of the automobile industry.

Library of Congress Catalog Searches

Additional works on the automotive industry in the Library of Congress may be identified by searching the Online Catalog under appropriate Library of Congress subject headings. Choose the topics you wish to search from the following list of Library of Congress subject headings to link directly to the Catalog and automatically execute a search for the subject selected. Please be aware that during periods of heavy use you may encounter delays in accessing the catalog. Please see the Automotive History section of this guide for catalog searches relating to the history of the automotive industry. For assistance in locating the many other subject headings which relate to the automobile industry, please consult a reference librarian.

Automobile industry and trade

Broader term:
Motor vehicle industry
Narrower terms:
Automobile dealers
Automobile industry workers
Automobile repair shops
Automobile supplies industry
Automobile trailer industry
Gasoline pump industry
Service stations
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