Resource of the month: Literature Online (LION)

What is Literature Online?

Literature Online is an online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of criticism and reference resources.

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You can use the Complete Contents page to browse through everything included.

Searching Literature Online

Start your search by entering  your keywords into the Quick Search Box. The Quick Search will find all resources in LION related to a particular author, title of a work, or subject matter. Further refinements (e.g. by date or publication) cannot be done in Quick Search.

Literature Online

You can search Authors, Texts, Criticism or Reference by clicking on the options on the blue bar above the single search box.

Our Picks

Cambridge Companions to Literature – LION includes 220 full text volumes of the CambridgeCambridge Companions to Literature. Read full books online or save/print or email chapters.

Poets On Screen – The Poets On Screen Library contains 879 video clips of poets reading their own and other poets’ work.

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