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Home Improvement Collection

Database Information


"Gale's Home Improvement Collection includes more than 200 home-improvement focused titles covering such topics as architectural techniques, tool and material selection, zoning requirements, and many more. This collection meets the needs of hobbyists and professionals alike." --
Gale Website

Database Features
Includes full-text access to over 200 home-improvement focused titles
Covers diverse topics including architectural techniques, building design, decorating, roofing, and more

Search Operators
Connectors: AND, OR, NOT
Wildcards: * = one or more characters (e.g. comput*), ? = exactly one character (e.g. wom?n)
Proximity: <search term> N# <search term> = search terms must be specified number (#) or fewer words apart

Database Access

Home Improvement Collection

Video Tutorials

Using Gale's PowerSearch - Basic Search
Demonstrates how to use the Basic Search options in Gale Databases.


Using Gale's PowerSearch - Advanced Search
Demonstrates how to use the Advanced Search options in Gale Databases.


Introduction to Databases
Explains why you should use databases when conducting academic research.