Help for backyard mechanics

Posted: Monday, May 4, 2009, 9:20 am

Lawnmower on the fritz? Get the information you need to fix it right here on the Library's Web site!

After a long winter of sitting in the corner of the garage, your lawnmower now refuses to work. Get a jump-start on fixing it with the Small Engine Repair Reference Center from EBSCOhost, the most comprehensive database of small engine repair manuals and information available online.

You don't even need to leave the house to find repair procedures for a wide range of lawnmowers (push and riding), tractors, generators, snowmobiles, ATVs, chainsaws, tillers, jet skis, and about anything else you can think of that has a motor— it's all available 24/7 here on our Web site with a valid library card.

Whether you're doing extensive repairs of the engine or transmission or routine maintenance such as tune-ups or brake service, Small Engine Repair Reference Center gives you immediate access to the full text of more than 400 reference books, complete with photos and illustrations to guide you through the process. And the research database is helpful for engines both old and new, often covering more than 25 years of an engine model.

You can find your product within Small Engine Repair Reference Center by choosing the category it belongs to, then narrowing it down by brand, model and engine type, or a specific area of the model/engine type. You can also click "Advanced search" and type in a model number or keywords to find what you're looking for, as well as access a list of all manuals covered by the database.

Don't forget that the Library also provides online access to EBSCOhost's Auto Repair Reference Center, with repair information for approximately 25,000 domestic and imported vehicles from 1954 to the present. Instructions and diagrams cover repair, troubleshooting and maintenance needs for your car or truck.

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