If you’re like me, you don’t realize the power inherent in your library card. Beyond borrowing books, magazines, and movies your library offers an incredible selection of online services and databases you can tap into if you have your card handy.
The key word there is “databases”. Your library website, if it’s anything like the Winnipeg Public Library site is a mishmash of committee meetings gone awry. The planning of these sites gets lumped into the city site and the needs of actual users are long forgotten in the multi-layers of bureaucracy libraries live in. It’s a horrible thing to try and navigate that site, but buried deep, and I mean deep, is access portals to many third-party services that are tied into libraries. Get looking, be persistent, and look for odd ways of describing third party services like “databases”, “ancillary services”, “info-guides”, “attached service”, and many more. Sorry, each library has their own way to describe it.
Lynda – my fav learning place online!
Chilton’s – this is probably the most valuable resource available. These manuals are expensive, necessary for the DIY’er, and free here with additional help for vehicle maintenance, like average costs for repairs. Checking this resource I dodged a $600 repair estimate that only should have