Internet Resources - Crafts



Databases

  • enki Library
    The enki Library is a shared open source eBook Network that allows California libraries to own and store eBooks for access by library patrons. eBooks are available in PDF and EPUB formats with your Adobe ID. Content is currently focused on smaller and independent publishers. It includes fiction, biography, health cooking & craft, and more -- see the Advanced Search for a list of included subjects.
    Browse related subjects: Children's Literature, Cooking, Crafts, Education

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  • eCraft : DIY
    This is a DO-IT-YOURSELF eCraft site. It covers over 20 categories of crafts, such as photography, model building, carving, crocheting/knitting, dollhouses, furniture making, glasswork, jewelry making, child crafts, leatherwork, macrame/knots, needlework, paper crafts, pottery, quilting, scrapbooking, sewing, and woodworking.
    Browse related subjects: Crafts, Do-It-Yourself
  • ID/Home Decor
    This is a very comprehensive site for ID (interior design) and home decoration. It covers about 20 categories, e.g., art & home accessories, candles & candle holders, decor styles, decorating colors & patterns, decorating materials and supplies, faux finishing, floors & ceilings, floral designs, holiday decorating, home decor, home planning, home design, lighting, paint & wallpaper, pillows & throws, room by room design, rugs, stamping & stenciling, vases, and treatments for windows, doors & walls.
    Browse related subjects: Crafts, Do-It-Yourself
  • Index to How to Do It Information
    Indexes numerous hobby, craft, and do-it-yourself magazines. The articles indexed go back into the 1960s. If it is not in our own collection, we can try to get a photocopy of the article from another library, or locate a nearby library that has it. The publisher, Lathrop Enterprises, has put up this web version. Central Reference also has the hardbound volumes, covering 1963-1989 and 1990-1999.
    Browse related subjects: Crafts, Do-It-Yourself

Did You Know?

Aerial Photos - Santz Cruz County

UCSC's McHenry Library Maps Collection has a collection of aerial photographs of Santa Cruz County from the 1920's on. They may be viewed by the public by appointment.

There is also a small collection of uncataloged aerial photos in the Local History room of the Downtown branch.

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