Try out LION – a new literature resource

LionWe have trial access to Literature Online (LION) until the 30th April. This trial is available on- and off-campus.

Literature Online (LION) contains the full text of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose stretching back to the eighth century and through to the present day, including:

  • 340,000 poems by poets such as Angelou, Auden, Byron, Chaucer, Dickinson, Heaney, Hughes, Pound, Sidney and Whitman.
  • 25,000 new rare and hard to find works from the romantic period.
  • 6,000 works of English and American drama from the late 13th century to the early 20th century, including works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Jonson, Dunbar, Sheridan, Wilde and Synge.
  • 3,250 works of prose from 1500 to the early 20th century by authors such as Austen, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Hawthorne, Melville, Woolf and Zola.
  • 900 videos featuring poets reading their own and others’ works and dramatic audio recordings of all of Shakespeare’s plays in the renowned Arkangel Shakespeare series.

LION also contains a library of criticism and reference works, covering contemporary scholarship in a wide variety of fields from literature studies to cultural studies and theatre studies as well as critical theory, philosophy, feminist studies, folklore and rhetoric.

Help us to decide

Please send your comments on this resource to Kim Coles, Liaison Librarian for English Literature and Film, Theatre and Television – k.coles@reading.ac.uk.

Lindsay Warwick, E-resources Team