Thursday, October 28, 2010

Home Improvement Reference Center Can Help with Fall Fix-Up

Ah, fall – the season of bright blue skies, cool crisp afternoons, New England’s famously beautiful foliage, and the sudden realization that the holidays are just around the corner!  To be ready for holiday visits, you may need some “Fall Fix-up” at your house, and the Ridgefield Library can help.

On our website ( ,  go to the Home & Garden page from the  Research & Reference drop-down list.  There you will find the Home Improvement Reference Center listed in the database section at the top (library card needed to log on).  Home Improvement Reference Center is the definitive online tool for home improvement assistance including: maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, plumbing, wood projects, outdoor improvements, decorating home and garden, etc.  Step by step illustrated instructions and/or video tutorials are included.  This comprehensive resource contains 24 major reference works in full text with more than 10,000 images. Additionally, the database contains full-text magazine articles. 

Other Library resources include books and DVDs covering many areas of home improvement.  So whether you need to redecorate the guest room,  improve the bathroom or build a wine rack, take a look at Home Improvement Reference Center or the resources on our shelves and do it yourself with help from the experts.

Submitted by Victoria Carlquist, Head of Reference Services


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Mary Rindfleisch said...

It is most definitely still there, but moved off the front page to make way for new items. Look on the Media page of the Catalogs and Collections section ( or the Travel and Languages page in the Reference section. Or try putting "Mango" in the "Search Site" box on the home page.