Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center – Trial

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. Including full-text for more than 500 magazines and books, as well as access to 333 videos and 144 hobby reports, this database offers detailed “how-to” instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby-enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts; collecting; games & electronics; model building; home & leisure; needlework; outdoors & nature; and scrapbooking & papercrafts; and offers extensive information on over 140 topics. Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center provides full text from the leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Birder’s World, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, PaperWorks, Scrapbooking, Quilter’s World, and many more.



4 thoughts on “Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center – Trial

  1. I found the database pretty superficial. I can find a lot more, and better, information online. I would never use this database.

  2. As a knitter, I have a somewhat selfish motive, but I would very much like to see this added to the collection. There’s a lot of great information here if you’re willing to dig for it, and people like me who enjoy sifting through projects and patterns for inspiration will be able to spend hours in this database (pictures and diagrams are available a couple of clicks in, though it would be nice to skim through pictures with the initial article headings). As Caron mentioned, too, there is a wide range of hobbies and crafts covered here that many people (from cyclists to stamp collectors) will be interested in.

  3. This database was very easy to use and covered a wide range of interests. I especially liked the projects tab.

  4. I tried the Hobbies & Craft Reference Center and though it is very informational, I think people will complain that there are no pictures or videos to show them how the techniques work. I’m not sure if this is unique enough to have it in our collection, I assume that some general reference sources could be used to look up the same definitions.

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