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Research Guides

Mindfulness, Meditation, and Wellness

A guide that outlines various sources in the areas of mindfulness, meditation, and stress management.

Resources for Relaxation




  • Origami for Everyone from Instructables Craft - full step-by-step instructions for 30 awesome origami projects for everyone from beginners to experts.
  • Origami Instructions and Diagrams - Step by Step diagrams are probably the most popular and easiest to follow way to show how to fold things out of paper. Trying to find good origami instructions on the Internet can be a lot of work though. 
  • Origami for Beginners - "Like most hobbies, if you perfect the basics of origami, you can embark on more complicated projects in the future. The beginner origami tutorials shared below will help you lay the foundation for origami mastery."

Arts and Crafts

  • How to Crochet for Absolute Beginners: Step-by-step video tutorial for those who are just getting started with crocheting, plus lots of other video tutorials if you’ve mastered the basics.
  • How to Draw - Step by Step drawing tutorials 
  • How to Draw - From Instructables - "How to Draw" is a collection of tutorials that will teach you everything from perspective basics to shading chrome.  Never picked up a pencil before? Fear not!  From simple line drawings to modern art and easy animations, we've got you covered.
  • 100 Easy Drawing Tutorials for Beginners and Beyond - Many different tutorials that show you how to draw so many different things. 
  • Hobby Lobby: Knitting for Beginners: Learn the basics of knitting, plus links to other videos to get started on your first project.
  • The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross: “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.” These relaxing videos, full of Bob’s encouragement, make learning to paint fun!
  • Quilting - Want to learn how to quilts? You can find numerous tutorials on this site!