Databases are your best friend. They help with everything from images to full text articles on topics for your craft. Whether you need references on craft technique or just some ideas to get started on your next project, the library databases are one of your best resources available.
In the above image, you can see a screenshot of the OCAC Library website. The main page will look a little different, giving you access to the online catalog as well as some info about your library. Here on the “databases” tab, you can see just a few of the amazing databases available to the OCAC community. These top three here have specialized log ins that you can inquire about at the circulation desk (or give us a call). Other databases, including the amazing Academic OneFile, are provided through the Washington County Cooperative (of which our library is proudly a member). For these all you need is your library card and you can access the databases.
All of the databases can be accessed from school or from home once you have the proper log ins.
Does your project have mythological themes? Check out the Mythology database!
World War I inspired? We have history databases!
Working on a multicultural project? Take a look at the Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia, CultureGrams, North American Indian, or the New Encyclopedia of Africa!
There are so many great resources floating around in the digital ether. Come to the library to inquire further or explore them at your own leisure.