Consumer, Home, and Car

Do It Yourself!

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Laptop surrounded by various toolsChange the air filter in your car. Do some maintenance on the push mower. Brew your favorite kind of beer. Repair the leaky kitchen faucet. Do you ever feel like you should learn to take on these kinds of tasks, rather than pay someone else to do them for you? The library subscribes to four great resources that will help empower you to do just that!

The Do-It-Yourself resources included in UAPL’s online databases include:

These databases have extensive information from manuals, books, magazines, and journals, with full text and images, so instructions are clear and easy to follow.

Get ready to save some money and impress your friends with your self-sufficiency skills when you start using our do-it-yourself resources!

Auto Repair Reference Center

Contains repair and recall information, technical service bulletins, drawings, photographs, and diagrams of automobiles from most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles. All content is created by ASE certified technicians.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,uid&profile=AUTOREFCTR

Chilton Auto Repair Manuals

Contains repair and recall information, technical service bulletins, drawings, photographs, and diagrams of automobiles from most major manufacturers of domestic and imported vehicles in a clear, easy to use format.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/colu60512?db=CHLL

Price It! Antiques & Collectibles

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Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the most comprehensive antique and collectible pricing tool in the world. By gathering prices from multiple sources including online auctions such as GoAntiques.com, eBay and over 50 land-based auction houses, Price It! allows users to determine a realistic price for their items. 

With a constantly updated and growing database of 125 searchable categories, Price It! Antiques & Collectibles is the ultimate identification, research and pricing tool for collectors, dealers, appraisers and anyone in between.

Also be sure to check out our other Consumer databases covering everything from car repairs to home improvement projects. Find them along with the rest of our premium resources on the UAPL Online Reference Databases page.

Comparative Guide to American Suburbs

Presents and ranks the living and business environments of suburban communities in the largest metropolitan areas of the United States.

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http://ref.ualibrary.org/login?url=http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7C9781619251519&v=2.1&u=colu60512&it=etoc&p=GVRL&sw=w

Small Engine Repair Reference Center

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Small Engine Repair Reference Center Database LogoKeep your snow blower in working condition this winter, or take some time to make sure the lawn mower is in tip-top condition for when the weather warms up! The Small Engine Repair Reference Center provides maintenance and service guides for thousands of models of snow blowers, lawn mowers, generators, tractors and other power equipment. 

The SERRC also has guides to engines for ATVs, boats, personal water crafts, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and other small motors. Learn how to repair and maintain all of these engines with the full set of Clymer’s manuals.  

For car repair, see the Auto Repair Reference Center.

Check out all of UAPL's Consumer Resources, as well as our Consumer Education Research Guide for more information on what to look for before you buy, and how to repair, maintain and improve your purchases and investments.

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