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Repair Your Car Yourself

April 11, 2016 | Ranald | Comments (5)

Use the library e-resource Chilton Library, which is accessible anywhere Œ(1) your car calls out to be pushed onto its side and repaired, (2) you have your tools with you and (3) you have something, besides what you're wearing, to wipe your hands on.


Car repair 2016 04

Photograph: Julia Kertesz, "Bucarest, car repair on the street."


  • Use the "Vehicle Selector" menus on the left of the home page to select your car by, first, year, then make, then model.
  • Click on "Select."
  • Then click on "Repair" under the heading "Data is available for the following."

Now you're at the home page of the repair manual for the vehicle you've selected. The table of contents is on the left. On the right, an empty screen.

  • Click on a category in the table of contents to get to the table of contents of that category.
  • Keep clicking until you get to the heading of a specific repair procedure. When you click on this heading, the procedure will appear on the screen to the right of the table of contents.


Chilton library 2016 04 2010 GMC Sierra


Note the category chain at the top of the table of contents. In the picture above, "Top / Engine Electrical / Repair Instructions / Removal, Installation, and Replacement" etc. You can click on "Top" to return to the main table of contents. You can click on any of the other categories to return to the table of contents of that category.

Chilton Library (PDF), the guide, is a quick guide to accessing and using this resource.

Note: this post was updated on December 15, 2016.

Eh Canada!

April 6, 2016 | Diana | Comments (0)

Are you a high school student who is looking for current information to include in a homework assignment? Canada In Context, available 24/7 with your library card, is your lifeline to all things Canadian. It covers a wide range of topics from a Canadian perspective, including Canadian history, geography, politics, social issues, famous people, sports and more. The resource provides access to current articles from more than 370 Canadian publications including Maclean’s, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail. It also includes CBC videos, audio broadcasts, vetted websites, primary source documents and images. It can be used on any device.


In addition,

  • You can do a keyword search on your topic or, if you are looking for a possible essay topic, there is a Browse Topics feature at the top left.
  • Your search results will be displayed by Reference Sources, News, Academic Journals, Videos, Magazines, Images, Audio and Websites.
  • If you need to cite your sources, citation tools are built in to help you properly reference your work.


  • Articles you select can be printed, downloaded, emailed and shared on social media. They can also be saved to Google Drive.

To learn more, watch the video tutorial or click on the information sheet.

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