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Home & Garden Online Resources

All databases are available for use in the library. You can access many of these resources from home with your library card. Items followed by an asterisk (*) can be accessed from home only by Lexington residents.

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Birds of the World logoBirds of the World*

A comprehensive reference from The Cornell Lab of Orinthology covering the life histories, habits, and habitats of birds around the globe.

Creativebug logoCreativebug*

Over 1,000 online art and craft classes to indulge your creative bug, covering a range of subjects from paper and fiber arts to jewelry and food. Also offers ideas for home decorating and holiday planning. Includes classes for kids, too! View a video tutorial on how to use CreativeBug.

Culinary Arts (Gale OneFile) Web IconCulinary Arts (Gale OneFile)

150 of the major cooking and nutrition magazines from 1980 to present.

Gardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile) Web IconGardening and Horticulture (Gale OneFile)

A collection of more than 80 journals focused on key issues in gardening, landscaping, and other areas of horticulture.

Home Improvement (Gale OneFile) Web IconHome Improvement (Gale OneFile)

Even the smallest home improvement project can be daunting: with this collection of nearly 100 home improvement focused titles, hobbyists and professional carpenters alike will immediately put their projects on a more solid foundation. Coverage includes such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more.