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Literature Online (LION): Authors

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

Authors Search Tips

The results of your author search are displayed on the Authors Results page. Authors are listed in alphabetical order by last name, and where appropriate, their dates of birth/death are shown. 

1. Results Summary

The results summary is the first thing which appears at the top of all results pages. It tells you the number of results your search has retrieved and lists your search terms and the fields you entered them into.

2. Modify and Save Search Options

All results pages include a Modify search link so that you can make changes to your search to improve and refine the results you will retrieve. The Modify search link is available in the tool bar just below the results summary. Click the link to return to your original search page which displays the terms and limits you entered when you submitted the search. You can make the changes you need and click the Search button to run a new search.

You can store your search in the Saved Searches area of My Archive for use at a later date by clicking the Save search link (shown in the toolbar at the top of the results page). You will be prompted to give your search a name so that you can easily identify it in your list of saved searches.

3. Texts Icon

The blue book icon indicates that there are one or more texts by that author available within Literature Online.

4. Author Profile

Click an author name to open the relevant Author profile page. The profile will contain biographical data about the author, as well as link to any available texts, criticism and reference, and audio and/or video content. When available, an image of the author will also be included.


Authors Search Results Page

Author Profile Page