EBSCO announces enhanced user interface and content for its Auto Repair Reference Center

EBSCO Publishing has launched significant user interface, content and functionality updates for its popular “do it yourself” database, Auto Repair Reference Center™. Auto Repair Reference Center contains extensive information on most major manufacturers of domestic and imported automobiles in an easy-to-use format for library patrons. With more content, an enhanced interface and improved currency, Auto Repair Reference Center™ better serves the automotive repair information needs of car buffs and do-it-yourselfers.

The new Auto Repair Reference Center interface provides for an increased amount of content with access to repair information for more than 37,000 vehicles. In-depth repair coverage—representing the most comprehensive collection of automobile repair reference information in the market—is provided for each vehicle. In addition to repair manual information, library patrons will find technical service bulletins, recall information, electrical wiring diagrams, maintenance intervals, specifications and labor times. Advanced do-it-yourselfers can take advantage of the diagnostics information collection, which provides the ability to troubleshoot based on symptoms and OBDII codes.

Improvements to the Auto Repair Reference Center interface include updates to content indices, providing intuitive navigation to the richest collection of repair content available for each vehicle in the database. New repair information from the original equipment manufacturers, such as Ford, Honda and GMC, is presented by category for easy navigation. Repair info, in PDF format with graphics, can be emailed, printed or saved. Popular features from the original interface, such as AutoIQ, Care & Repair Tips and Troubleshooting, are retained in the new Auto Repair Reference Center interface.

Auto Repair Reference Center is part of EBSCO’s collection of do-it-yourself resources. Other databases in this collection include: Small Engine Repair Reference Center™, providing reliable information for small engine repair assistance, Home Improvement Reference Center™, the definitive resource for home improvement and repair and Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center™, offering detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast.

Libraries may package all four “Do It Yourself” Reference Centers to accommodate their patrons looking for comprehensive, graphically-rich information about “do it yourself” projects.