Reference Blog Entries

Spring Home Improvement Projects

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Man in blue jeans working to fix a door jamb

Are you eager to begin home improvement projects now that spring is here? If so, the library’s Home Improvement Reference Center has hundreds of ideas and plans for you.

You can search two ways:

  • Browse by Topic
  • Search for an article using a specific search term, e.g.Spring Cleaning’

Browse categories include:

  • Outdoor 
  • Decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Remodeling
  • Maintenance
  • Woodworking

Click on the icon below to go to this online source.  If you have any difficulty using the site just call the Reference Department at the library and we will be glad to help you find the information you need to celebrate Spring!

Logo for Home Improvement Reference Center; blue background, gray lettering

Primary Source Documents

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Photograph of Union Station in Columbus, OhioHistorians often look at past events from the perspective of those who were there at the time - by examining primary source documents they can look at these events, and perhaps see them in a new light. Primary source documents can include newspapers articles written at the time, the text of speeches that were given, diaries, photographs, and anything else that was created by those who were actually there. Whether you need to find a primary source for a school project or to satisfy your own curiosity, the UAPL can suggest many great resources: