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Transportation Sources. Greg Smith LIBR 530 9 March 2007. Major Headings. Automobiles / Driving. Websites British Columbia Licensed Vehicles http://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/data/dd/handout/mvlic.pdf

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Transportation Sources

Greg Smith

LIBR 530

9 March 2007



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Automobiles / Driving

Websites

British Columbia Licensed Vehicleshttp://www.bcstats.gov.bc.ca/data/dd/handout/mvlic.pdf

British Columbia Traffic Collision Statisticshttp://www.icbc.com/library/research_papers/traffic/index.asp

CanadianDriver http://www.canadiandriver.com/

Edmunds.comwww.edmunds.com

ICBC Online Practice Knowledge Testhttp://www.icbc.com/licensing/opkt.asp

Motor Basewww.motorbase.com

Natural Resources Canada - Transportation

Personal http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/personal/index.cfm?attr=0

Business http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/transportation/business/index.cfm?attr=0

Personal Vehicle Programhttp://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/vehicles/home.cfm

Richmond Public Library: B.C. Practice Driving Testhttp://www.rpl.richmond.bc.ca/community/driving/

Road Safety Informationhttp://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/rsindx_e.htm

The United States Council for Automotive Researchwww.uscar.org

Vehicle Inspection Centrehttp://www.ibc.ca/en/Car_Insurance/Buying_a_New_Car/HCMU.asp

Ward’s Autohttp://wardsauto.com/


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Automobiles / Driving

  • Databases

  • Auto Repair Reference Center [fee-based], EBSCO and Point 5 Technologies.

  • www.epnet.com/public/autorepair.asp

  • An electronic file aimed both at professional automobile mechanics and do-it-yourself auto repair enthusiasts. The file features auto repair information for the major manufacturers of both domestic and imported vehicles from 1954-2003, and contains information on 25,000 vehicles.

  • Ward’s AutoInfoBank [fee-based] http://wardsauto.com/about/waib/

  • An online gateway to the most comprehensive, up-to-the-minute data available in the automotive industry. Provides access to the same Ward’s database used to compile reports for many publications -- in many cases, more detailed data than published. Includes a powerful querying and report-generating tool to easily extract data.


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Automobiles / Driving

  • Print Reference

  • These titles are the most comprehensive annotated bibliographic tools that cover the widest range of current reference materials by subject.

  • Automotive A-Z: Lane’s complete dictionary of automotive terms. Lane, K. Veloce Publishing : 2002.

  • 13,000 entries; English-American definitions of 350 terms. Several appendices.

  • Automotive Handbook, 6th ed. Robert Bosch GmbH, 2004.

  • “Considered the most indispensable reference for automotive engineers, mechanics, students” and others. Over 225 subjects.

  • The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Georgano, Nick, ed. London : Stationery Office, 2000.

  • Encyclopedia of Cars. Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 1998.

  • Includes two hundred international car companies and models.


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Aviation

  • Air Safe Aircraft Accidents Register http://airsafe.com/airline.htm

  • A register of fatal airline accidents & accident rates throughout the world, by region and airline since 1970.

  • British Columbia Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association http://www.bchpa.org/

  • Contains the latest news, current weather reports, upcoming events, a listing of flight services and a monthly newsletter.

  • Canadian Women in Aviation http://www.cwia.ca/vancouver.htm

  • Networking, scholarship and career opportunities for women in the aviation industry. Covers general, corporate, commercial and military aviation.

  • FlightSafety International http://flightsafety.com/

  • U.S. and Canadian flight training centers, sorted by airplane type. Includes full-text airplane publications.

  • Transport Canada - Civil Aviation http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/menu.htm

  • Includes the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs), Canadian Civil Aircraft Register, full text flight test guides and standards and more.


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Bicycling

Bike Sense http://bikesense.bc.ca/

This is the online version of the British Columbia Operator's Manual.

British Columbia Cycling Coalition http://www.bccc.bc.ca/

Links to many cycling websites. Includes B.C. Transportation links (ie. bus routes with bike racks; traveling on B.C. Ferries), B.C. Bicycle Helmet Study, Bicycling Magazine (they have a Bike-Finder section), and a library with bicycle related reports.

Cycling Information http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/bchighways/cycling/bicycle.htm

From the Ministry of Transportation, find out about cycling restrictions on B.C. roads, the law about helmets, and the rights and duties of the bicycle rider.


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Maritime

Canadian Coast Guard Pacific Region http://www.pacific.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/index.htm

Includes marine safety information, legislation and information on their vessels.

Canadian Heritage http://daryl.chin.gc.ca:8000/basisbwdocs/sid/e_main.html

Contains information about ships that were registered in Canadian ports or sailed in Canadian waters.

Canadian Marine Acts and Regulations

http://www.tc.gc.ca/acts-regulations/marine/menu.htm

Canadian Tide Tables http://www.waterlevels.gc.ca/english/Canada.shtml

Times of High and Low Tides for selected Canadian stations.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada: Safe Boating Guide http://www.tc.gc.ca/BoatingSafety/menu.htm

Up to date information on current regulations governing recreational boating.

Ships and Shipping http://www.tpl.lib.wa.us/v2/NWROOM/ships.htm

This database from Tacoma Public Library in Washington contains a searchable database of more than 13,000 ships. It provides full-text information on 1000 ships built on the Pacific Coast and ships with a connection to the Northwest. The database includes the names (and former names ) of vessels, their builders, careers and disposition.

Tide Predictions at U.S. Reference Stations http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/tp4days.html

Six months of predictions from the US NOAA National Ocean Service.


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Shipping, Logistics & Statistics

BC Shipping Directory http://www.shipnet.com/ShippingDirectory/launch.asp?url1=menu.html&url2=index.html

Bureau of Transportation Statistics (US) http://www.bts.gov/

City of Vancouver, Engineering Services, Transportation Branch.

http://vancouver.ca/engsvcs/transport/index.htm

Logistics Management – Logistics Services Buyers Guide

http://www.logistics-buyers-guide.com/

MassTransit Magazine (US) http://www.masstransitmag.com/

Online Logistics Directory http://www.ctl.ca/esource/default.asp

Port and Terminal Information for BC portshttp://www.shipnet.com/launch.asp?url1=menu.html&url2=Ports/

Province of British Columbia, The Ministry of Transportation http://www.gov.bc.ca/bvprd/bc/channel.do?action=ministry&channelID=-8394&navId=NAV_ID_province

Transportation Research Board (US) http://www.trb.org/


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Travel & Trip Planning

LOCAL – BC Lower Mainland

BC Ferries http://www.bcferries.bc.ca/

TransLink – public transportation services for the Greater Vancouver area.

http://www.translink.bc.ca/Transportation_Services/default.asp

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) http://www.yvr.ca/

VIA Rail Canada http://www.viarail.ca/ Website in eight languages.

Washington State Ferries http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/


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Travel & Trip Planning

CANADA

British Columbia Travel and Tourism Guide http://travel.bc.ca/

Canada Travel - Tips, Guides & Reviews on Travel Library

http://www.travel-library.com/north_america/canada

A Tour of Canada – Tour Canada without leaving your desk

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/Unofficial/Canadiana/Travelogue.html

Text only links in both English and French.

Travel.org – The Directory of Travel http://travel.org/na.html

Has separate pages for all 12 Canadian provinces as well as global resources.


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Travel & Trip Planning

GLOBAL

Lonely Planet: the world’s best guidebooks, travel advice and information

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/

OAG http://oag.com/ Site in English, Chinese, or Japanese.

OAG is a global travel and transport information company with three core activities: managing and distributing information within the passenger and cargo aviation sectors; providing travel information to business travelers; and providing advertising and promotion opportunities for the aviation and travel communities.

RailEurope http://www.raileurope.ca/canada/index.htm

Rail Europe is the leading authority of European rail and related travel products in North America representing more than 35 European railroads.

Subway Navigator http://www.subwaynavigator.com/

Subway Navigator gives you a direct access to the world's subways; Toronto and Montreal make the Top10.

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory http://towd.com/


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General Indexes & Databases

Business Source Premier (EBSCO Publishing)

Articles from business magazines, journals and trade publications. Over 1,050 business journals and peer-reviewed titles provide articles. Updated daily and covers 1990 - present (full-text); 1984 - present (indexes & abstracts).

CQ Researcher (CQ Press)

Provides in-depth reports on important issues of the day. Covers social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Full-text, 1991-current.

LexisNexis Academic (Lexis/Nexis)

One of the world's premier full-text news, government, legal, finance and business information services. Updated daily, indexing newspapers, journals, company and financial information, legal resources, medical resources, reference works, and US patents; coverage varies.

Readers’ Guide Abstract (HW Wilson)

Database containing comprehensive indexing and abstracting of 240 popular and general-interest periodicals published in the United States and Canada. Updated monthly; coverage 1983-present.

TRIS http://ntlsearch.bts.gov/tris/index.do

TRIS is a bibliographic database hosted by the National Transportation Library under a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and TRB.


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