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Literature Online (LION)

Literature Online (LION) is a foundational, focused, and targeted resource for literary programs with full text journals and reference material to help contextualize primary works and authors. LION includes literary figures that have held our attention for a century. The depth of the material, from Beowulf to Pulitzer and Nobel winners, ensures that students and teachers can cover every topic with confidence. LION has a heritage as a leading resource with authoritative, quality publications.

Literature Online (LION) contains works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th century to the present day in English language. This is a unique assembly of primary works, re-keyed from first editions or scholarly editions, based on recommendations from academic specialists. 

For more information about the Literature Online, navigate to the Content Page.

Literature Online resides on the ProQuest Platform. For more information, see the ProQuest Platform LibGuide.

E-Learning Modules


Introduction to Literature Online (LION) on the ProQuest Platform

This short e-learning module introduces to the LION specially designed pages in the ProQuest Platform, how to search the authors from the home page and how the different source types serve different search needs and personas. Objectives of this session are:

  1. Define the different content types and how each meets different research needs
  2. Discover relevant related resources from the Authors page and other index pages

Intended Audience: Anyone new to LION on the ProQuest platform - Duration: 6.5 minutes

Webinar Recordings


This recorded webinar provides an overview of Literature Online on the ProQuest Platform, the available collections, the content types and the basic and advanced search features. Duration:  33 minutes.

This recorded video provides a short demonstration of basic functionality of Literature Online on the ProQuest Platform. Duration 6 minutes.

This short video demonstrates tips for finding primary texts, criticism, and reference materials from and about underrepresented voices in LION. Duration:  8 minutes