New databases on trial
We are trialling a variety of new databases for the next month. Find them at our online resources page:
Auto Repair Reference Center
Instructions on how to repair and maintain vehicles, including circuit diagrams and a list of approximate repair times for selected faults – useful to see if your mechanic is charging you fairly.
Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
You can either search across the database or you can browse through categories such as embroidery, baking or pets - there are over 200 of them. Each category contains full text articles from a range of journals and magazines, including recipes
Home Improvement Reference Center
Organised in a similar way to the Hobbies and Crafts with categories such as decorating and maintenance linking you through to illustrated DIY guides
Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Provides manuals for lawn mowers, outboard motors, chainsaws and others.
Australia/New Zealand Points of View
Search or browse for magazine, journal or newspaper articles on a range of topics such as cloning, climate change, and violence in schools. Useful for anyone doing school assignments or debating.
Search for both fiction and non-fiction by genre and by reading level. A nifty feature is Author Readalikes, which has discussion pieces on various authors, then lists authors who write in a similar style
Please try them out and let us know what you think - email firstname.lastname@example.org