Sources of DIY information?

Hi. In connection with a small and highly experimental Wiki project I am contributing to, I was wondering if there were some good 'free' sources of useful sources of DIY, construction and building information?
The Project concerned is currently termed Wikiventory - -http://www.anubite.co.uk/wikis/wikiventory/index.php/Wikiventory:Introduction An explanation is here: http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/WikiVentory
Given the nature of Wikiventory, what I am looking for is some simple explanations of various Construction and DIY terms, and how they relate, so I can test the ideas mentioned in the above..
For example, - Brick Wall = "A brick wall is made of [[brick]]s and [[cement]]" - Brick = " A brick is a construction element, It is made from fired clay" - Cement =" Cement is a binding material used in construction, It is made from [[Chalk]] and [[Clay]]"
or - Window = " A window is an element in a wall There are many types of Window" and then go onto list say types of window like 'Sash Window' 'Skylight' etc...
Does anyone know of any good sources where I would find suitable explanations? (I am already aware of Wikipedia)
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snipped-for-privacy@gfarlie.demon.co.uk wrote:

ok, nitpick first. Lots of brick walls are not made from bricks and cement.

while true, that explains absolutely nothing. The purpose of a glossary is to explain, not meaninglessly fiddle about with words for the sake of it.

again...
If you want a glossary, just start a glossary thread here. If you want a how to, start a how to thread. uk.diy is a great place to learn about anything diy.
For a good glossary, see the uk.diy thread: Proper tool definitions and use :P
NT
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On 12 Mar 2006 15:29:19 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@gfarlie.demon.co.uk wrote:

At this level, perhaps you'd find suitable information in some basic illustrated dictionaries or encyclopedias. Is it that you want the information in electronic form?
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