Subject Guides Do It Yourself

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Databases

  • Auto Repair Reference Center
    Home Improvement Reference Center
    Small Engine Repair Reference Center
    http://www.forbeslibrary.org/ref/databases.shtml#diy
    These three nearly comprehensive databases are available through the above link by clicking "home access" and typing in your library card barcode number.

Websites

  • Acme How To
    http://www.acmehowto.com
    An excellent site for step-by-step troubleshoooting and repair of common household problems, from plumbing to insect control.

  • DIY Network
    http://www.diynetwork.com
    DIY Network is an entire cable channel dedicated to home repair. Hundreds of video downloads are available free.

  • HGTV
    http://www.hgtv.com
    Home & Garden Television's web site includes not only information on its many do-it-yourself and home design programs, but also tools and social networking features.

  • Renovation Nation
    http://planetgreen.discovery.com/tv/renovation-nation/
    This show from the Planet Green channel teachers how to repair and renovate your home using environmentally friendly products and methods. It's an excellent resource for finding green companies and products nationwide.

  • This Old House
    http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/
    Thousands of videos available demostrating repair, remodeling and design. Difficulty level, shopping list, tool requirements, and average times for completion are included for each project.

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