Do-It-Yourself

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Car Repair

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Gale: Chilton Library
Search the most authoritative automotive repair information available to car owners.

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center™
An organized collection of detailed, yet user-friendly repair guides for all manner of small engines.

Hobbies & Crafts


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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center™
A collection of leading hobby and craft magazines with detailed how-to instruction and creative ideas to meet the interest of the hobby enthusiast.

Home Improvement


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Home Improvement Reference Center™
A comprehensive full-text collection of detailed, user-friendly how-to information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.