Fort Bend County Libraries has online how-to resources for your do-it-yourself projects this summer. Check out these great subscription databases, which are accessible from home for Fort Bend County Library card holders. Click on the icons below, or, from the library’s homepage, click on Online Resources, then Databases, then Reference.
Please look for the icons next to the database names and click on a proper icon:
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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center (EBSCO)
“How-to” instructions for crafts and hobbies from more than 1,500 hobby books and craft magazines. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
Home Improvement Reference Center (EBSCO)
Provides access to instructions for home repairs and improvements from leading magazines and home-repair videos. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
Small Engine Repair Reference Center (EBSCO)
Find information on small engines, routine maintenance and extensive repairs. Search the database using the product type, brand, model/engine type, specific area of model/engine type, and model numbers. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
Chilton's Online Auto Repair Manuals
Chilton provides exclusive photographs, step-by-step repair procedures, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use website. The vehicle Selector lets you search thousands of combinations covering the most popular vehicles of the past 30 years by year, make and model, as well as coverage of specialty models. Not in Library: Enter your library barcode number to begin.
Click here for links to some Home and Garden ideas available on the web, or, from the library’s homepage, click on Online Resources, then Internet Links, then Home & Garden.
If your hobby is reading, don’t miss your chance to join the library’s Summer Reading Club for Adults, Teens* and Kids. Registration is open now and continues through August 30, 2014.
*Attention Teen Readers: SYNC offers 2 FREE audiobooks each week May 15 - Aug 13, 2014. Sign up for email or text alerts that invite you to download the new titles as they become available.