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General Reference Center Gold (Infotrac) - A general interest database that integrates a variety of sources in one easy-to-use interface. Use General Reference Center Gold to find articles from newspapers, reference books, and periodicals, many with full-text and images. Find the latest current events, popular culture, business and industry coverage, the arts and sciences, sports, hobbies, and more. Go Mobile with Access My Library. Audience: Middle School, High School, Higher Education, General Public.
GreenFILE - offers information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Includes content on the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments, and what can be done at each level to minimize these effects. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
MasterFILE Premier - specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for nearly 2,050 general reference publications with full text as far back as 1975. Also includes more than 350 full text reference books, 82,968 biographies, 90,915 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. Check out the EbscoHost Mobile App.
BH and G Gardening - A guide from Better Homes and Gardens
Botanical Society of America - look at research and new developments
Carolina Gardener Magazine
Dirt Doctor - Howard Garrett's basic organic gardening program
Floridata - Online photo reference, use it to identify plants for your home and garden
GardenGuides - provides an article library, seed shop, guides for flowers, vegetables, and herbs and much more
Gardening as an Anarchist Plot - see how one man grows his own foods and medicines
The Gestalt Gardener - with Felder Rushing!
Gulf Coast Gardening
HGTV - Gardening and Landscaping
Julian Cassell's DIY Gardening Blog - Find great How To info here, including gardening, step-by-step instructions and product recommendations
Keep America Beautiful
National Gardening Magazine - article and a seed swap!
Natural Life - Organic gardening
Organic Gardener Magazine
Select Seeds - the place to go for Heirloom seeds, including tips, etc.
Southern Living - Gardening Info from the magazine
AllPlans.Com - lots of great houseplans suited to this area
Angie's List - Find detailed reviews on roofers, plumbers, house cleaners, and more!
Archway Press - Lots of houseplans!
Better Homes and Gardens - includes a great home improvement encyclopedia
FurnaceCompare.com - Ratings and reviews on air conditioners, boilers, furnaces and heat pumps
Hints from Heloise
HomeDepot.com How To
Top 10 Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean the House
Household Products - from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), a consumer's guide to easy-to-understand information on the potential health effects of more than 2,000 ingredients contained in over 5,000 common household products.
House Plans Online
Improvenet - Find recommended contractors, house plans, suppliers, etc.
Julian Cassell's DIY Blog - Find great How To info here, including step-by-step instructions and product recommendations
Lowes - lots of products, online shopping and how-to
National Association of Remodeling Industry - news, products, and check out your contractor
National Roofing Contractors Association - everything you need to know before you put on a new roof
The Natural Handyman - the right place for those more interested in home repair than decorating
The Plan Collection - Looking for house plans? The Plan Collection offers house plans and home designs from the finest designers and architects. Browse through thousands of floor plans and all architectural styles.
Plumbing Resources on the Web
Repair Clinic - Fridge on the fritz again? click here for help!
The Remodeling Resource - tips on how to survive it from the National Association of Home Builders Remodelers
This Old House Online - a great site from the magazine for home do-it-yourselfers!