Service Manuals also called Shop and Repair Manuals are books printed by the product producers. The service repair manuals include extensive directions to analyze and repair the certain item. The service repair manuals are very detailed and would usually include comprehensive service instructions and procedures, removing and installation procedures, dissassembly and assembly, and overhaul procedures, diagnosis and testing procedures & detailed illustrations. These are the same exact manuals the pros use.
Parts Catalogs also know as Parts Manuals are books published by the manufacturer showing a complete listing of the manufacturer parts or assemblies by detailed illustration or a numerical listing of parts numbers and names. It doesn’t include any assembly, maintenance, or owners instructions.
Owners Manuals also know as Operator/Operating & Instruction Manuals are hand books printed by the product producers accompanying the specific item explaining how to install or operate the exact item, safety directions and warranty info.