Friday, 18 May 2012

Sources for Courses : LION (Literature Online)

Literature Online or LION as it is listed in Databases A-Z on Primo is an excellent resource for students of English. Make sure to Sign In to Primo and go to Databases A-Z to find LION. You can select English as the category to display all English Databases or search in the Name field.  

Core Collection highlights include;
·         Poetry, Drama and Prose collections dating back in some cases to the 8th Century
·         Literature journals
·         Companion to Literature series from Cambridge UP
·         Fifteen leading literature reference works
·         The King James Bible
·         Literature and Linguistic Encyclopaedias
·         All 38 of Shakespeare's plays in dramatised audio recordings 
LION allows you to store your searches in a section called My Archive. All you need to do is sign up for an account which only takes a minute or so. It is very useful allowing you to subscribe to mailing lists, view previously saved searches and see lists of records you have saved. 

You also have to option to receive alerts on certain subjects/authors updating you on any new information or articles added to the LION database. LION is very easy to use and there is an online demonstration available to take you through the database step by step.
LION also has some very easy to use search options. 

You can search by Author, Texts, or Criticisms and References which finds journal article references from the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature and other sources. There are advanced search options which allow you to narrow down your results for more effective researching. 

If you have any questions or comments, or would like to arrange training or a refresher for online resources at Aberystwyth University, please contact:

Academic Services
01970 621896

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