Reference Tools

Auto Repair Source provides 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 Manufacturer (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

College Blue Book Still considered the premier guide to 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada, including distance education programs, and their programs, degrees, and financial aid sources.

The Core Collections highlight recommended fiction and nonfiction titles with descriptive and evaluative annotations and reviews from highly regarded sources. These collections cover fiction and nonfiction works, story collections, picture books, graphic novels, magazines and more for all ages.

ERIC, the Educational Resource Information Center, is the world’s largest collection of writing pertaining to education. The database contains more than 1,243,000 records and links to more than 224,000 full-text documents from ERIC.

Hobbies & Crafts Have a hobby? Want to learn a craft? Looking for free patterns or help with a merit badge project idea? From camping to cross stitch, model building to scrapbooking, insect collecting to knitting, the “Hobbies & Crafts” database has you covered.

Professional Development Collection Designed for professional educators and librarians, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 520 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports and book reviews from resources from professional resources like Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, and more.

ReferenceUSA contains detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses, 210 million U.S. residents, 855,000 U.S. health care providers, 1.5 million Canadian businesses, and 12 million Canadian households. Need a business address, or to research a specific industry or business in a specific geographical area? ReferenceUSA can do this and more.

Utah’s Online Public Library is a virtual library created by the Utah State Library Division in cooperation with Utah’s public libraries. It is one component of the statewide Pioneer Project which serves Utah’s public schools and academic institutions, as well as patrons of public libraries. The Pioneer website is aimed at all Utah residents. PIONEER was so named to emphasize the two prime components of its purpose: 1) service to Utah residents, and 2) the breadth and depth of information resources contained within.