Manuals Online is a collection of user manuals, service manuals and instructional guides for a significant number of products. The search option allows the researcher to enter in a brand, model number, or keyword. The site also permits browsing by type of product. Items range from appliances to electronics to fitness equipment to lawn mowers. Over 5000 brands are represented.
The manuals are in .pdf form and can be downloaded or saved to a personal “filing cabinet” if the user creates an account (free). The user will occasionally have to bypass a survey or advertisement before downloading is possible. I searched my vacuum cleaner (5 yrs old), my television, and my camera; all these manuals were on the site. However, I did find a few items that were not currently available.