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AutoMate

What is AutoMate?

Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, AutoMate offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.

Powered by the automotive experts at MOTOR, AutoMate 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 Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls and more.

How do I Access AutoMate?

Go to the Logan Library's AutoMate subscription.

Who Should Use AutoMate?

Use AutoMate if you are interested in repairing your own vehicle and need instructions and wiring diagrams.

What Kind of Information Does AutoMate Contain?

AutoMate contains:

The following list includes all of the data types available in AutoMate:

  • Air bags
  • Air conditioning & heater
  • Battery replacement
  • Body & frame
  • Brakes
  • Component locations
  • Cooling system
  • Diagnostic trouble codes
  • Driveline
  • Electrical
  • Electronic stability controls
  • Engine management
  • Engine service
  • Exhaust
  • Fluids
  • Interior panels
  • Maintenance schedule
  • Maintenance
  • Parts & labor
  • Serpentine belt
  • Specifications
  • Steering & suspension
  • Technical service bulletins
  • Tires
  • Torque specifications
  • Transmission
  • Wheel alignment
  • Wiring diagrams

Can I Use AutoMate from Home?

Yes. You will need your Library Card number and Pin number to login to AutoMate from home.

How Can I Get More Help with AutoMate?

Download a User's Guide, click the Help link, or Ask a Librarian.

AutoMate Tutorial

This tutorial demonstrates the features of EBSCO's AutoMate interface, including how to search for a specific vehicle, as well as accessing repair procedures, wiring diagrams, and more. AutoMate Tutorial (PowerPoint)

What Other Databases Should I try?

If you are interested in AutoMate, you might find the following databases useful:

Academic Search Premier
Find journals, magazines, newspapers, reports & books on a wide variety of topics.
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Auto Repair Reference Center
Repair procedures, service bulletins, service recalls and wiring diagrams for vehicles produced between 1945 and the present.
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AutoMate
Designed for touch-enabled devices such as laptops and tablets, AutoMate offers a user-friendly search experience and access to a wealth of information to help users diagnose, repair and maintain today's complex vehicles. Diagrams and images can be easily magnified and printed.
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Consumer Reports
Ratings, reviews, and buying advice for consumer products. Contains articles from the printed magazine as well as online only features.
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MasterFile Complete
An online collection of articles from over 1,700 magazines. It also includes reference books, biographies and an image collection.
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