Skip to main content

Fast Facts

English literature research tool
Texts and Contextual Resources
Coverage from 600 AD to present

Intended For

  • Download .txt Description
  • Share

Overview

Every day, around the world, students and scholars turn to Literature Online for the texts and information they need to advance their literary studies. Literature Online is unique in bringing primary works, reference materials, and literary criticism together - packaging them in an intuitive research environment that allows users to find quickly the information they need and make exciting new discoveries. No other resource provides such comprehensive support for the study of English literature - facilitating the research journey with the texts users need, and the contextual resources to understand them.

For libraries, Literature Online reduces the work of managing journal subscriptions and saves budget on book renewals. For faculty and students it creates opportunities for new forms of study and analysis.

Literature Online is ever growing, and developed with the advice of leading scholars, making it a complete and authoritative environment for research, teaching, and undergraduate study.

  • Content Type: Books, Scholarly Journals
  • MARC Records: Yes

Saves time and budget for libraries

Literature Online reduces the work of managing literary journal subscriptions and saves budget on maintaining print copies of fiction, plays, and poetry and renewing reference works.

Fuels passion for literary study and research

Optimized for literary research, Literature Online facilitates new discoveries. Less time is spent locating the works researchers need, leaving more time to discover, read, and write about texts.

Provides inspiration for teaching

Innovative assignments and creative coursework materials are inspired through unlimited access to a vast range of books -- the established, and the less well-studied.

Allows anytime, anywhere access

Students and scholars can connect via PC, tablet, or mobile to LION’s constantly available universe of literary resources to feed their passion for literary research.

Authoritative and accurate

Developed with the advice of leading scholars, LION’s resources are accurately reproduced, authoritative, and pedagogically sound. Users remain safeguarded by these policies as new materials are added each month.

Support & Training

ProQuest offers best-in-class customer service, technical support, and training so you can hit the ground running with your ProQuest products and leverage everything they can do.

Access Support Center

Training Resources

Product Literature

Related Products

Early English Books Online

Early English Books Online is the definitive online collection of early printed works in English, making digital copies of over 125,000 rare works from before 1700 discoverable through an interface tailored for early modern scholars.

Learn More

Modern Language Association International Bibliography

Modern Language Association (MLA) International Bibliography is a leading annual bibliography of books and articles on modern languages and literatures, linguistics, folklore, and other related topics. Currently a collection of 1.6 million citations drawn from almost 5,000 journals and other key global sources, MLA adds new records for 65,000 books and articles each year. Coverage includes literature from all over the world - Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.

Learn More

Arts and Humanities Full Text

This ProQuest full-text journal database has been created to complement the CSA Illumina portfolio of Arts and Humanities databases. Subscribers to any of these databases - including ARTBibliographies Modern, Design and Applied Arts Index, British Humanities Index, MLA International Bibliography, and Philosopher's Index amongst others - can link directly from citations in these indexes to the corresponding full-text articles.

Learn More

Blog

Colonialism and Conflict: Colonial State Papers and British Periodicals (Part 2: British Periodicals)

Over 350 years of British colonial activity and its associated conflicts are documented in two ProQuest historical collections — Colonial State Papers and British Periodicals. The former presents documents pertaining to the administration of Britain’s North American colonies during the period 1583-1757, while the latter features reporting, discussion, and analysis of the myriad aspects of British colonialism from the late-17th through to the 20th centuries.

Learn More

Colonialism and Conflict: Colonial State Papers and British Periodicals (Part 1: Colonial State Papers)

Part one of a two-part blog series. Over 350 years of British colonial activity and its associated conflicts are documented in two ProQuest historical collections — Colonial State Papers and British Periodicals. The former presents documents pertaining to the administration of Britain’s North American colonies during the period 1583-1757, while the latter features reporting, discussion, and analysis of the myriad aspects of British colonialism from the late-17th through to the 20th centuries.

Learn More