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Database Help: Literature Online (LION)

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What's on the Literature Online page?

Get a brief overview of this subscription database with About Literature Online. LION is another name for this resource and this name is used frequently within this guide. A link to the database is available.

Be a better searcher in LION with Search tips for LION.  If you want to learn more about using this database, check out Online help resources for LION.

Citing information found in Literature Online (LION) gets you started on creating a citation.

LION permalink is the key to efficiently returning to the same article.


About Literature Online

Literature Online is a reference resource for English and America literature. The database has scholarly journals, reference resources, and book.  You can find literary criticism, reference resources on authors and their work, full-text poems and novels.

LION is another name for this important resource for literary research.

Search tips for LION

Search options 

Quick search, the search box on the main screenfinds all the resources related to a particular author, title of a work, or subject matter.

Limit search by selecting author, text, and criticism and reference.

What does ABELL mean?

The ABELL icon ABELL icon used in Literature Online identifies records from the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature. These may only be citations or abstracts which cannot be used as a source in a paper. 


Only "Full Text" or"Full Text-PDF" retrieve the complete article. No full-text link means no article.

LION permalink

The Document URL associated with a resource found in Literature Online is the permalink. This unique URL easily takes you back to your resource again.

Where do I find the Document URL (permalink)?

The Document URL is included in the MLA citation and on the Abstracts / Detail page.

Online help resources for LION

Assistance within Literature Online (LION) includes a pop-up help menu which jumps to the appropriate section based on the part of the database being used. 

Or take an in-depth look at the database with the ProQuest LibGuide.