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Resources for Do-It-Yourselfers

A to Z Food America

Learn about America's culinary heritage using A to Z Food America.  You can find cookbooks from fifty states and six US regions, cookbooks from all 33 major US ethnic groups, over 3,000 old TV food commercials dating back to the 1940s and 100+ historic cookbooks dating back to the late 1700s. Develop your cooking skills by watching "how-to" videos and reading articles about ingredients.

Auto Repair Source

Formerly called AutoMate, this database provides service and repair information including step-by-step repair information, diagrams, maintenance schedules, parts/labor estimates and service bulletins/recalls. Covers thousands of domestic and imported vehicles from 1974 to the current model.

Creativebug

Over 1,000 art and craft video classes for adults and kids, taught by recognized design experts and artists. Topics include fiber and paper arts, jewelry making, sewing and quilting, food, home and more. Create your free account and enjoy unlimited access to instructional videos, patterns, and access to exclusive documentaries and live video feeds on Creativebug Television (CBTV). Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.

Weiss Financial Ratings Series Online

Search independent, unbiased financial strength ratings of banks, credit unions and insurance companies. Compare rates and plan benefits for Medicare Supplement Insurance, as well as the cost, to help you decide which plan to choose. If you don't see "Welcome to St. Louis County Library" in the top right corner, you will need to sign in.  Click Sign In and then enter your card number as "SLC00xxxxxxxx." Click here for a video tutorial about using this resource.