Literature Online (LION)

Latest news: Literature Online (LION) is now available on the main ProQuest platform. The legacy platform will continue to be available until summer 2019. Please note that items saved in 'My Archive' will not automatically move to the main ProQuest platform - you will need to recreate your saved lists within the new LION site on the main ProQuest platform.

Literature Online (LION) is the leading online resource for the study and teaching of literature in English, combining the texts of literary works with a vast library of key criticism and reference resources, including full-text scholarly journals and author biographies. Coverage is from 1926 to the present.

The University of Sheffield subscribes to the following LION collections:

  • African Writers Series
  • Black Writing Collection
  • Core Collection
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • World Literature Collection


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the LION 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