Issue #4 Thursday, July 2, 1998 Edited by Peter Y. Chou
Born on This Day, July 2—
Hermann Hesse Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), German-Swiss novelist, was born in Calw in the Black Forest, Germany on July 2, 1877. His novels are lyrical, symbolic, ironic, and philosophical. As the Nazis rose in power, he resigned his German citizenship and became a Swiss citizen in 1923. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. His books became popular with students in the 1960s— Siddhartha (1922), Steppenwolf (1927), The Glass Bead Game (1943). Visit Hesse's page at the Nobel Foundation site (
Go to his autobiography page. What philosophy influenced his writings?
The Hermann Hesse Home Page is a great resource center on his writings. Who publishes this Hesse website?
Scroll down to Poem of the Month and read his poem on “Trees”— Name two solitary men whom Hesse compared to tall trees. Read Hesse's poem “Spring Day” (1915) showing Hesse's watercolor (1925).
Go to his birthplace in Calw to see Hesse Museum at Markplatz 46.

Hans Bethe Hans Albrecht Bethe was born on July 2, 1906 in Strasbourg, Germany (now France). He has been a Professor in Physics at Cornell since 1935. He developed the view of stellar energy as the result of combining hydrogen atoms to form helium, with resulting conversion of some hydrogen mass into energy (1938). For this work on nuclear fusion, he was awarded the Physics Nobel Prize in 1962. Visit Bethe's page at Nobel Foundation.
Go to Bethe's Biography page.
Which universities did he attend?
Go to Bethe's Presentation Speech. Find the inner temperature of the sun.
(Use "Find in Page" in Edit menu).

Born on This Day, July 2—
Wislawa Szymborska Wislawa Szymborska was born on July 2, 1923 in Kornik, Western Poland. She has been living in Cracow since 1931. She published her first poem "Szukam slowa" ("I am Looking for a Word") in the daily Dziennik Polski. Since then, she has published 16 collections of poetry as well as writing in the Cracow literary weekly Zycie Literackie Visit Szymborska's page at the Nobel Foundation website.
Go to Press release and find her three poetry books translated into English. Copy them to your Word page.
Go to Szymborska's Nobel Lecture.
In her view, what is the difference between dictators and poets? Why does she value the phrase "I don't know"?
Go to Szymborska's Selected Poems. Click to her poem "The Three Oddest Words"— What are these three words?

Jose Canseco Jose Canseco was born on
July 2, 1964 in Havana, Cuba. Go to the Toronto Blue Jays web site at (remember the top level domain name "ca" stands for Canada instead of California). Click players, then scroll down to outfielders to get to the Canseco page. Answer these questions:
How many home runs & RBI did Canseco have in 1986 when he won the Rookie of the Year award?
How many home runs & RBI did he have in 1988 when he won the American League Most Valuable Player award?
Canseco became the first member of the 40/40 club. What does that mean?
Visit Jose Canseco Profile & Statistics at and find the name of his twin brother. What month in 1998 was he batting over .300?
Go to Mark Petrillo's Jose Canseco Page to find his message "Happy 34th birthday, Jose!!!". Download Canseco's Oakland A's baseball card on this page or any other Canesco photos you like.

Telnet to Harvard & Stanford Libraries—

(1) Launch the NCSA Telnet 2.6 program from the Internet/Telnet folder.
(2) Open Connection from File menu.
(3) Host/Session Name: (Leave Window Name & FTP session blank.)
(4) Click on Connect button.
(5) You'll see a window— HOLLIS (Harvard OnLine Library Information System). The Harvard Logo "VERITAS" is on the left.
(6) HOLLIS does not require a UserID. Type in at the "arrow" command line: hollis
(7) Choose the Union Catalog of Harvard libraries, and type in at Command? HU
(8) To begin a title search, type:ti Internet to find how many Internet books are at Harvard?
(9) # of Books at Harvard on art, music, poetry ?
(10) Type q (quit) to return to HOLLIS Page.
(11) Type exit to return to Home Server.
(12) Open Telnet Connection from File menu.
(13) Host Name:
(14) Click on Connect button & you'll see...
(15) a window— Welcome to Stanford University, Information Technology Systems & Services, Forsythe Hall Operations Center.
(16) Account? socrates [Hit Return] (Online Catalog of Stanford University Libraries)
(17) OK to proceed? y (yes)
(18) Your response: find
(19) How many "Internet" books by title are in the Stanford Libraries? Type of search: t (title). Enter title of words: Internet
(20) # of Books at Stanford on art, music, poetry?
(21) How many "Internet" books by title are in the Stanford Bookstore? [Hint: Leave Socrates by typing sel. Sel which file/category? 7— Alphabetical list of all files (104). Hit Return Key (8x) to Item 89 Stanford Bookstore. Select Item 89 to access Stanford Bookstore.]
(22) Type: end to leave Stanford telnet session.
(23) Logoff your Home Server or Close Window by clicking at upper left corner.
(Click OK when asked to disconnect)
(24) Quit Telnet from File menu.

Note: If you make a mistake typing at the Harvard Library catalog (Hollis), use the Arrow keys to backspace & retype. At Stanford Libraries, you could use the Delete key to backspace & retype.

Now that you're experienced in online library research, you may wish to search the book holdings at other academic and public libraries at Library Portal.
Use Telnet to survey the number of Internet, Art, Music, Poetry Books at the Ivy League Colleges and other libraries.

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