Automotive Repair

For repair information on cars and trucks use the Auto Repair Reference Center. If you are buying or selling a vehicle or just want to know what it is worth try the web sites for the Kelley Blue Book or the NADA price guides.

Auto Repair – Mitchell ProDemand

Auto repair information for mechanics and DIYers combining both OEM and real-world information from professional technicians. Repair information covers vehicles from 1960 to the present. This database can only be accessed on computers in the Joplin Public Library.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Full text database designed to assist homeowners in do-it-yourself home repair, maintenance, and remodeling projects including plumbing, outdoor, woodworking, electrical, and decorating projects.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Information about small engine machinery maintenance and repair from maintenance and repair manuals for hundreds of small engine machines including motorcycles, ATVs, and lawn and garden equipment.


Family Handyman Home repair for all skill levels with easy-to-follow instructions for for just about any home repair or renovation.

Kelley Blue Book Blue book trade in, retail, and private party values for new and used cars, trucks, motorcycles, personal watercraft, and snowmobiles as well as reviews, ratings, and advice on vehicle purchases.

NADA Guides Value guides for cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, and manufactured homes.