With the cold weather coming up, and already upon us to a certain degree (no pun intended – actually pun intended) it’s time to get ideas for how to fritter the cold days away while staying warm inside. Or perhaps you already have hobbies you enjoy doing to pass the time, but have run out of ideas.
Maybe you like scrapbooking or wine making or doing arts and crafts with your kids, grandkids, nieces, nephews, etc. Maybe you enjoy building models (or breaking them). Or maybe these are all things you would like to try, but never knew where to begin.
Did you know that as a faculty member, staff member or current student at Tarrant County College you have access to over 1,500 magazines related to hobbies and crafts right at your fingertips? That’s right. With EBSCOhost’s Hobbies and Crafts database, you are only clicks away from thousands of ideas to keep you busy. Campus closed for snow days (hooray!)? Campus closed for the winter break (hooray!)? No worries. Anywhere you have access to the internet you have access to EBSCOhost’s Hobbies and Crafts database.
But wait – that’s not all. You also get access to hundreds of videos, hobby profiles, and recipes (thousands of recipes, actually). How much would you expect to pay for all of this awesomeness? One-million dollars? Ten million dollars? Of course not, that would be crazy. But if I told you it was all free, how would you feel about that? Probably pretty good, right? Well I can’t tell you that because it is not free. BUT it is already paid for, so why not use it?
So run home as fast as you can, lock the doors, shutter the windows, fire up the fireplace (or furnace or space-heater or whatever you use to keep warm), get a nice bowl of your favorite healthy snack, a big cup of your favorite healthy beverage, and plop down in front of your computer. It’s a long winter and it’s time to get to crafting and hobbying (not an actual word, but you get the point)!
Action Figure Digest, Giftmaker, Scrap Granny Crochet, and more all await your eyes! From the A-Z of Crewel Embroidery to Z-Boys & Skateboarding – the TCC Libraries have you covered!
How do you find this database? Follow these simple steps and you’ll be there:
- Go to the library’s main page (http://library.tccd.edu)
- From the center-right of the screen, in the big blue-green box, select “Find Articles by Subject”
- From that drop down menu, select “All Databases Listed Alphabetically”
- Select the letter “H”
- Select “Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center”
- You are there!
- Enter what you want to learn about in the Basic Search box and click “Search.”
Seriously, how cool is this database? If you said very cool, you are right.Tags: art, craft, database, fun, hobby
This post was written by ALEXIS POTEMKIN