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How To Use This Guide

Hello!  This guide is designed to give you easier access to the extensive resources and services available to you through Stony Brook University Libraries and across the internet. It highlights items in the library collection and brings together web sites on various topics.  If you have suggestions for other resources and services, please let me know. Use the tab menu at the top of the page to access:

  • books & e-books
  • databases
  • reference shelf
  • online journals (subscription and free)
  • web resources
  • audio-visual
  • resources for getting published
  • and more.

If you need help or have a comment you can contact me -- my information is on the right sidebar.

Library Delivery to Southampton & Manhattan

So, you want Roberto Bolaño's book, The Romantic Dogs: 1980-1998, or the Criterion Collection 2-DVD edition of Jean-Luc Godard's À bout de souffle - how do you get it from the Main Library? Follow the easy instructions at our Inter-Campus Delivery page.

And remember, if the Library doesn't have the book, article, video or other item you're looking for, we can get it for you from another libray for free.  Just register for an InterLibrary Loan account today.


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Spotlight Resource

LITERATURE ONLINE (LION) is a virtual library containing over 350,000 literary texts, together with full-text journals, author biographies and other critical and reference resources. Contents include:

  • More than 343,000 works of English, American, African American and Canadian poetry from the eighth century to the present day
  • More than 5,000 works of English and American drama from 1280 to 1915
  • More than 2,000 works of English and American prose from 1500 to 1914
  • The full text of over 335 literature journals
  • Literary reference works
  • Links to over 5,100 Web sites
  • Literature Online biographies for 4,100 of the most widely studied authors.

LION also offers numerous multimedia resources, including:

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Local Resources


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Chris Kretz
Central Reading Room, Melville Library
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Related Resources and Subject Guides

Stony Brook MFA in Writing & Literature Program web site: Information on programs, courses, faculty, research, etc.

Arts & Letters Daily

Chronicle of Higher Education's comprehensive daily guide to literary and aesthetic current events.

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