Every year, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publish an annual report featuring fuel economy data for new model year cars, SUVs, and light trucks. You can find printed copies of this guide at the Reference Desk. You can also check out the cooresponding fuel economy website, www.fueleconomy.gov. You can find fuel economy data for cars back to 1984, and you can even do side-by-side comparisons for different cars. The site also includes fuel-saving tips and gas price calculators.
Get the latest fuel economy data from the EPA and DOE, for 2014 model year cars.
Introducing the Main Library blog
Welcome to the Oakland Public Library’s newest blog, “From the Main Library.” Reference librarians will be blogging in this space about the Main Library’s resources, programs, and collections. We’ll also be sharing tips on research so you can get the most out of what your library has to offer. (It’ll be all “The Desk Set” meets “Party Girl” with a little “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” thrown in for fun.)
Statistics show that in public libraries the number of reference questions asked by our patrons have declined since the dawn of the internet -- though many days we wonder where this statistic comes from. Our reference librarians have observed, though, that the questions you ask us are getting harder. Once you’ve Googled the living daylights out of your difficult questions you