Learn about crafts, auto repair, languages, and more from the library

The LBIS collection of databases isn't always just for academic research. Our databases cover a wide variety of topics including...

  • Auto Repair:  Chilton Library is a database of automotive help. It includes step-by-step service and repair procedures, wiring diagrams, maintenance and specification tables, troubleshooting guides, and diagnostic trouble codes.
  • Hobbies and Crafts:  Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center offers detailed "how-to" instructions, videos, patterns, and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast. Subjects include arts & crafts, home & garden, outdoor recreation, performing arts, and science & technology.
  • Home Improvement and Repair:  Home Improvement Reference Center provides users with detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects. Subjects include maintenance, remodeling, electrical work, decorating, plumbing, and wood projects.
  • Learning new languages:  Mango Languages uses real-life situations, conversational immersion, along with authentic content (thru full-feature length films), to teach a new language through an easy, interactive, and self-paced online system. Available on any mobile device, Mango Languages features over 50 foreign language, 17 ESL, 2 religious, and 2 literature courses taught by native speakers.

To view our entire collection of over 375 databases, go to http://kenyon.libguides.com/az.php. Our library provides the campus with access to newspapers, professional magazines, art, movies, historical artifacts, and more. If you ever have any questions about where to look for something or a question about the library's services, you may send a message to reference@kenyon.edu, send a text (740-444-4031) or chat to the Research & Reference Desk (when open), or visit the Desk in person in Library B. For more information on the Research & Reference Desk, including our hours of operation: https://lbis.kenyon.edu/library-research/research-assistance. We also have a FAQ: http://reference.kenyon.edu/

Most of our resources are available from off-campus, meaning you can use them at home. To log in, just use your Kenyon username and password (Duo will be required).