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A broad range of science-related information in a 100% full text database. Covers agriculture, astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, ecology, robotics and many more subjects. Coverage is 1994 or later up to the present.

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Full-text repair guides for small engines – like motorcycles, tractors, lawnmowers, and outboard motors. More than 80,000 repairs are available (covering 25 years of models): step-by-step repair guides with original photos, diagrams and illustrations.

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