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Literature Online (LION): Reference

A guide to all aspects of Literature Online (LION) including content, searching, and viewing results.


The Reference page allows you to  limit your search to major literary reference works.  

1. Keyword

Use double quotes ("  ") to execute exact phrase searches; join terms or phrases with Boolean operators. Two or more word phrases not enclosed in double quotes will be searched using an implicit AND (e.g., civil war will be treated as a phrase and also as civil AND war, whereas "civil war" will be search only as a phrase).

2. Subject

Enter your subject term, including Author as a subject term here.

3. Author Name

Search for a specific author of a reference work, rather than the author as the subject of the reference work or entry therein.

4. Publication

Limit your search to specific literary reference works.