Technology Databases

This database is a source of automotive OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) information. ALLDATA provides diagnostic and repair information from vehicle manufacturers.


This database features full text, graphs, charts, diagrams, photos, and illustrations that convey an abundance of data in scientific and technical articles, featuring high quality abstracts and indexing of over 750 periodicals as far back as 1983, over half of which are peer-reviewed. Full text of articles from over 180 journals as far back as 1997, covering subjects including Acoustics, Aeronautics, Applied Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Engineering, Communication & Information Technology, Computer Databases & Software, Biomedical Materials, Energy Resources & Research, Fire Prevention,Food Industry, Geology, Machinery, Oceanography, Petroleum & Gas, Physics, Robotics, Space Science.


Charleston Advisor    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

A website which posts online all reviews of electronic resources which are published in the print version of TCA. Each electronic resource receives a composite score based on four elements: Content, Searchability, Pricing, and Contract Options. A narrative description of the product and its content; an examination of the resource’s strengths and weakness; and citations for other reviews of the product are provided. Note: Although the site may display an option for username/password, they are not necessary for using this resource.


(1981 – current) This database is a comprehensive index to world literature on computers and software, including software engineering, artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling and computer simulation, Internet applications, e-commerce, multimedia information systems, user interfaces and information systems in such applications as library science, health care and engineering.


Computer Source provides researchers with the latest information and current trends in high technology. This database offers full text for nearly 300 publications and indexing and abstracts for nearly 450 publications.


SAMS contains original technical manuals for a wide range of consumer products back to 1946.  Use it for instructions and illustrations in repairing specific brands and models of radios, VCRs, cameras, clocks, etc.


Technology – Gale Virtual Reference Library    Access: home access available CPL cardholders

Gale Virtual Reference Library is a database of eReference titles that includes encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources. This collection spans topics within the subject of technology.