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Electronic Text Center

General Information


The ETC computer is available whenever Olin Library is open.


Olin Library, just outside the 104 Olin Library meeting room and behind the Olin reference desk.

Disks and manuals are shelved to the right and beyond the ETC computer. Please ask for help at the Olin Library reference desk, if needed. Individual consultations are available on the use of ETC resources: ask at the Olin reference desk or use our online form to request a one-on-one meeting with a librarian.


Titles in the ETC are listed here along with use tips, online availability, content summaries, and disks transferred to the stacks or withdrawn.

Purposes of the Electronic Text Center

  • Provide access to scholarly indexes, bibliographies, reference materials, and electronic text and multimedia documents from a set of dedicated workstations in the library and from the Center's list of titles.
  • Work with librarians and Cornell faculty and students to identify, acquire, and organize electronic indexes, texts, and multimedia programs
  • Assist users through instruction, consultation, and demonstration of electronic resources

Staff providing ETC support

Michael Engle, Reference Librarian,
Devin Sanera, Instructional Technology Coordinator
Peter Campbell, Reference Assistant

Special thanks to the people who have staffed and supported the Center since it opened in October 1996:

Bob Kibbee, Virginia Cole, Lynn Thitchener, Paul McMillin, Fred Muratori, Jo Miller, Kara Doyle, Clay Chiment, Megan Perez, Ashley Lin, Sarah Benson, Johanna Kramer, David Rollenhagen, Jordi Sanchez-Marti, Ijeoma Iheanacho, Saurav Bhata, Laura Heisey, and Jenn Personius.