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Issue 2: Fall 2004: The Automotive Industry
Updated: March 2014

Electronic Resources

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Finding Aids

Internet Public Library External Link

Search this site for reviews of freely available Web sites on automobiles and the automobile industry.

BusinessUSA.gov

Link list of government sites providing information on the automotive industry.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Automotive History
Global Automobile Industry
    North American Market
    European& Russian Market
    East Asian Market
Automobile Manufacturing
Retail
Company Research
Statistics
Associations
Industry News and Analysis
Electronic Resources

State Departments of Transportation in the U.S.

Web links to all U.S. departments of transportation at the state level.

Automobile Industry Portals

About.com External Link

Consumer portal for U.S. automobile industry. Includes numerous free magazines.

AutoCom External Link

Automobile news and reviews for consumers from the Detroit Free Press.

The Auto Channel External Link

Search text, images, audio and video in this digital library of automotive information.

Auto Central External Link

Fee based services for automobile industry professionals. Free registration for newsletter and trade publications.

Auto Industry External Link

Source of automotive industry information in Central Europe.

Auto Industry External Link

Portal for the UK auto industry.

AutoIndex External Link

Worldwide directory of car manufacturers and models

Automotive Industries External Link

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 External Link

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.

Car Connection External Link

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.

International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) External Link

The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers was founded in Paris in 1919. Currently it has 37 national associations and represents the interests of the vehicle manufacturers, assemblers and importers.

Just-Auto External Link

Covers global automobile industry news and industry analysis. Fee based database of industry research. Automotive business blog by automotive expert.

Wards Auto External Link

Wards is a major provider of auto industry coverage

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Transportation Libraries

National Transportation Library of the U.S.

Volpe National Transportation System Center Library

Directory of U.S. transportation libraries

Search Engines and Databases

First Research External Link
Subscription resource. LC patrons must be onsite to use this resource.

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.

Plunkett Research External Link
Subscription resource. LC patrons must be onsite to use this resource.

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.

Resources and Tools. National Transportation Library Information

Provides links to various search engines, databases, catalogs, directories and other resources from U.S. Department of Transportation.

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.

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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:
Alternative fuel vehicle industry
Automobile dealers
Automobile industry and trade
Automobile industry workers
Automobile repair shops
Automobile supplies industry
Automobile trailer industry
Automobiles--Fuel consumption
Automobiles--Marketing
Automobiles--Parts--Prices
Automobiles--Prices
Electric vehicle industry
Service stations

Last Updated: 03/18/2014

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