Introducing the brand new Literature Online (LION) Interface

lion_trademark_colourThough we’re sad to see the demise of the purple lion we’re also excited to announce that June 28th 2014 will see the full release of the brand new Literature Online (LION) interface.

With a fresh new look, and a more powerful search engine, the new Literature Online will provide users with a faster, more efficient search experience, while you will continue to benefit from the bespoke features and functionality that make Literature Online the premier tool for serious literary research.lion_new_home

Important information about My Archive

The ‘My Archive’ feature on the older version of Literature Online will be deactivated on the 28th of June. In order not to lose your saved documents and searches you must create a new account in the new interface and add the items to it.

Access to the old version of LION will be available from here: until the 28th of June.

About Literature Online

Literature Online is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English. It is a fully integrated service that combines the texts of over 355,000 literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources. Literature Online’s collection of accurate poetry, prose and drama is relied upon by researchers around the world on a daily basis and the essential criticism and reference resources, including an ever-growing library of full-text journals and author biographies, helps keep you up to date on the latest research into every aspect of literary and linguistic study.

More information

A guide to all aspects of Literature Online (LION) including content, searching, and viewing results is available here:

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions please email


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