Friday, October 14, 2011

Announcing a Database for Hobbyists and Crafters

The Lawrence Public Library now subscribes to a fun new database, the Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center!

The activities are separated into eight categories. You can choose to explore Arts & Crafts, Collecting, Games & Electronics, Home & Leisure, Model Building, Needlework, Outdoor & Nature, or Scrapbooking & Papercrafts. Over 200 topics are covered within these main sections. You might delve into Decorative Knotting, Mountain Biking, Woodburning, or Drum Playing, among the many possibilities.  There is something here for everyone.

Information provided by the database includes more than 1,200 magazines and books, 720 videos, and over 160 hobby profiles.

This database can be accessed by using the Research Databases link under Library Services on the left sidebar of the library homepage. You will then scroll down to the Special Interest databases. If you are outside of the library, you will need to enter your library card number (without leaving spaces).

Dian - Reference


Desetti said...

So can I access this from my iPad on my Flipbook app?

LPL Booklovers said...

You shouldn't have any trouble accessing this database with your iPad, but I'm not certain if it will be compatible with your app. It looks like Flipbook is an animation app - where you can put your doodles into motion. Is that the correct app?