Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center

Offers "how-to" instructions and creative ideas for virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subject areas include arts & crafts, collecting, games & electronics, model building, home & leisure, needlework, outdoors & nature, and scrapbooking & papercraft.


Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast.

Whether you enjoy baking, knitting, model building, or playing the piano, you’ll find an abundance of full-text articles from leading hobby and craft magazines along with hundreds of how-to videos and thousands of recipes.

Categories covered include:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Collecting
  • Home & Garden
  • Indoor Recreation
  • Kids' Crafts
  • Model Building
  • Needlecrafts & Textiles
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Performing Arts
  • Science & Technology
  • Scrapbooking & Papercrafts


  • Full Text for more than 1,800 magazines and books
  • Access to more than 720 videos
  • Over 180 hobby profiles
  • Nearly 5,000 recipes from various health organizations

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