September 27, 2004

Issue No. 66

Table of Contents

Highlights and Features

Grokker at Stanford
CourseWork-Fall 2004
File-Sharing Myths
File-Sharing Resources
IT Open House October 28
Tech Help for Faculty
Essential SU Software
Desktop Computer Security
Security Self-Help Tool
Wireless Access-SU Visitors
SULAIR Home Page Update
SU Course Support Web Site copy

Library Resources

SULAIR Image Collections
SKIL Tutorial Enhanced
Scholars Workshops for Fall
Social Science Data
Literary Studies Database
New Lane Library Web Site
Firing Line TV Program
ArcGIS 9 Available
SSRC Past Events Online
BIOSIS Changes
HighWire Press-New Journals
EuroNews Web Site

Computing News

Accessible Web Pages
AFS Disk Quota Increased
Online Lecture Assessment
Teaching with Technology
Resources for SU Webmasters
ATS Program-New Projects
ATL Project Showcase
Spam Deletion Tool
ITSS Training Services
Training Registration
HelpSU Streamlined
New Webmail Is Here
Printing in Sweet Hall
Sweet Hall Consulting
Mac OS X Migration
PeopleSoft System Upgraded
Bookstore Computer Store
Courselets for SU Community
Sundial Calendar Changes
TeamSpace in Meyer Library
Meyer Classrooms
Meyer Tech Desk Update
Technology Help on Web

New Searchable Full-text Database in Literary Studies

Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources (SULAIR) has recently acquired a major resource for the study of English literature: Literature Online (LION). LION may be accessed through the Databases link on the SULAIR web site:

Literature Online (LION) is a searchable full-text collection offering remarkable breadth of coverage with more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 131 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources. Published by Proquest/Chadwyck-Healey, LION consolidates and searches across the individual Chadwyck-Healey literary databases, including American Poetry, Canadian Poetry, Literary Theory, and 20th Century Drama.

The 23 individual literature collections to which SULAIR subscribes can still be accessed either through the Chadwyck-Healey Individual Literature Collections link on the SULAIR Databases pages or through the Individual Collections link on the LION homepage. LION not only searches simultaneously across the separate literary collections, but results will include both primary texts and secondary criticism. Additionally, results can be bookmarked and archived as durable URLs and scholars may add annotations to results.

It should be noted that the current search tool in LION for secondary literary criticism is the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) rather than the more widely used MLA Bibliography. However, the MLA Bibliography will be added to LION in December 2004.