Electricity is certainly something that ALL homeowners need to be cautious of when attempting minor repairs or installing new fixtures! We cannot stress that enough. However, with a basic awareness of the dangers and with the proper knowledge of how to perform the work, one can be safe and productive.
http://www.doityourself.com/scat/electricandelectron This website has a huge list of home electrical projects with nice step-by-step instructions on performing the work.
http://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_tshoot.html A good resource for troubleshooting and repairs of various consumer electronics.
We will have some safety videos added either to this post or in a new post on electrical safety soon too!