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Provides service and repair information for thousands of domestic and imported vehicles. All content comes from the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and includes step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts and labor estimates, service bulletins and recalls.

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This database offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines.

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Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides users with detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

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Thousands of high-quality online instructional videos by recognized industry experts on the latest software, creative, and business skills. Log on and learn at your own pace. This resource can only be accessed with an individual library card account. Due to vendor restrictions, we cannot provide access to business card accounts.

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This reference database provides detailed yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines. All of the content is organized in a powerful, easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly find the information they need.

Other Resources

Gaming

Board Game Geek
BoardGameGeek is an online board gaming resource and community. The site includes reviews, ratings, images, play-aids, translations, session reports and discussion forums. Users can add reviews and thoughts about games to the database.

GameFAQs
A database of over 20 million answers, guides, and cheats for more than 200,000 games.

Gardening & Home Improvement

Garden.org
Website maintained by the National Gardening Association to help gardeners learn, connect, teach, share, and trade with each other.

This Old House
Expansive resource for home improvement enthusiasts. Includes DIY information and tutorials, as well as episodes of the TV show and other related content.

Doityourself.com
Home improvement and home repair website covering a broad range of topics. Includes comprehensive how-to content, features and interviews, and moderated forums.

Art & Design

Artyfactory
Free illustrated step-by-step art lessons that explore a variety of drawing, painting and design techniques across a range of subjects and styles.

Make: Community
Community website from the publishers of Make: Magazine and the producers of Maker Faire that serves as a platform to support makers in learning, sharing, and connecting.

Cooking & Baking

allrecipes
Food-focused social network that allowed users to upload and share recipes.

Epicurious
Recipes, menu ideas, videos, advice and more from food experts.

Simply Recipes
Food and cooking blog with curated and tested recipes by a team of experienced cooks.