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Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

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Search magazines, books, videos and reports for projects and information. Find detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas.

Subject areas include arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & paper crafts.

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Home Improvement Reference Center

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Find articles and instructions for projects in the areas of outdoor, electrical, remodeling, plumbing, woodworking, decorating, and maintenance.

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World Book Living Green

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Find out how to reduce your environmental impact, and learn how major industries are working to curb pollution and improve the environment. Includes activities to do at home.

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CultureGrams Online

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Use Culture Grams to research information on the peoples and cultures of over 185 countries, the provinces and territories of Canada, and all 50 states in the U.S.

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Price It!

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Identify, research, and find pricing for art, antiques, and collectibles. Includes more than 10 million images to assist in searching.

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Minecraft Wiki

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A publicly accessible and editable wiki for information related to Minecraft (the game).

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Tip: find local recreation or senior centers

To find community centers or senior centers in your area, try searching a search engine for your city, county, or region +"community center" or "senior center" or "parks and recreation," eg.

Ridgefield +"community center" or Vancouver +parks and recreation.

Tip: find travel info

To find travel information about particular destinations, try searching a search engine for "visitor information" or "travel information" +the name of the area, eg.

"travel information" +Thailand.