Literature Online

Literature Online (LION) is the premier online resource for literary research today. Primary texts, criticism, and reference works are made available in a tailored research environment to provide a one-stop resource for the study and teaching of English literature. The University of Sheffield subscribes to:

  • Core Collection
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • African Writers Series

See 'Subscription Information' for the full content coverage of the above collections.

Literature Online is updated several times a year - for details of content additions and enhanced features, see 'What's New?'.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Literature Online website - you'll be prompted to log in to MUSE as necessary.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library Help Service on extension 27200 or email