• By Don Dwiggins
  • Posted Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New FCPL Database for Hobby and Craft Enthusiasts

What are your favorite hobbies and crafts? Whatever your answer, you’ll want to check out our newest online database Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center. Here you will find content written about different hobbies and crafts as well as many more subjects. The result is, enthusiasts, for the first time, have a single resource they can turn to for information about their favorite pursuits. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides comprehensive full-text articles for many of today’s most popular hobbies, crafts, games and sports.

This new online resource also has its own interface designed to help users best access the content including full-text information from 1,200 magazines and books, as well as 720 videos and 160 hobby profiles. The database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Content is grouped into eight categories:

  • Arts &amp Crafts
  • Collecting
  • Games & Electronics
  • Home & Leisure
  • Model Building
  • Needlework
  • Outdoors & Nature
  • Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts.

Extensive information on more than 160 topics is provided, ranging from amateur astronomy, antiques, cake decorating, camping and comic books to fantasy sports, hunting, jewelry-making, macramé, pottery and puppetry. Additional hobbies and crafts included in the database are as varied as remote controlled vehicles and rock climbing, rug hooking and scuba diving, sports memorabilia and tatting, as well as trains & railways and woodworking. Give it a whirl, you'll be glad you did.

For Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center and other library databases, visit our Online Resources page. All you ever need to access these terrific resources is an FCPL library card.

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