DIY

Learn a new skill, search projects, create new crafts, or complete a home improvement project.

DoItYourself.com

In addition to a broad list of topics in areas such as automobile repair, we operate the most active home improvement forum on the internet, enabling consumers to get personalized advice from professionals in over 100 subjects.

Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center

Comprehensive full-text content for many of the most popular hobbies, crafts and recreation activities today. This database offers detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas for hobby enthusiasts. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including Bead & Button, Creative Knitting, FineScale Modeler, Quilter's World and many more.

Home Improvement Reference Center

Resource providing home improvement assistance. Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering all manner of home improvement/repair projects. Content is organized in easy-to-use manner so that users can quickly gain the information they need.

Inspire

This resource is Indiana’s Virtual Library. It offers access to over 40 databases covering subjects like biographies, magazine and scholarly journal articles, newspapers articles (most recent 30 days), poetry, and short stories. Access this database 24/7 from wherever you have Internet access, at no cost, as long as you have your library card barcode number and PIN.

Instructables

A place to share projects, connect with others, and make an impact on the world. Find projects in Technology, Workshops, Crafts, Home, Food, Play, Outside, and Costumes, all with instructions on how to complete the project.

Thingiverse

MakerBot's Thingiverse is a thriving design community for discovering, making, and sharing 3D printable things. As the world's largest 3D printing community, we believe that everyone should be encouraged to create and remix 3D things, no matter their technical expertise or previous experience.

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