New Look for Literature Online

Literature Online (LION) has a brand new platform that is now live. This brings Literature Online in line with all the other literature collections that Edge Hill University subscribes to from ProQuest. These include the British Periodicals and Periodicals Archive Online.

Literature Online provides information about authors and their works it remains a great tool for serious literature research with its fresh new look and improved powerful search engine.










Literature Online contains:

  • Over 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose.
  • Over 20,000 author pages.
  • An ever expanding library of specialist, scholarly full-text journals.
  • Major reference works from Routledge, Columbia University Press, and others.
  • Critical essays, dictionaries and student guides.

Use it to find articles on the literary period you are studying by searching across the 350 full text journals. You may not be aware that there is also all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in dramatised recordings and nearly 90 poets on screen filmed readings.

Take a look and try a search on Literature Online today and find just what you are looking for. Literature Online can be accessed through the resources on the English and History subject web pages.

Now mobile friendly so you can access it where and whenever you need it!

If you would like to find out more about accessing Literature Online contact

Discover More with Discover More

The University Library provides access to high quality academic information and searching Discover More will help you make that connection. Don’t miss out on all the information that is available to you.

Discover More is a good starting point for finding information in your subject area.

From one search you are searching the details of the entire library collection of books and also full text peer reviewed journal articles.

Discover More is easily accessed from the University’s Library catalogue.

The best way to see how it works is to have a go. Try a quick search on Discover More today!

Look forward to hearing from you at if you have any comments/questions.

Steps to Success: Literature Searching 23rd January 12-1pm

Make the most of the academic information accessible to you via Learning Services.

You can book a place at

It will be an opportunity to use the electronic books and electronic journals in the comfort of your own library.

Organise your search terms, refine or expand your searching all these skills can help you find relevant information effectively and quickly. Fully utilise the library catalogue to find relevant academic information and explore finding journal articles. This will all be covered along with the new Discovery Tool.

To find out more about the Steps to Success series why not get in touch.


In person: ASK desk 1st floor of the University Library (Ormskirk)


Bridging the Gap for Students – Drop In and Ask…

Come & fill those gaps!
Research and write with confidence.

Drop In with your questions. How do I …….

…. find a journal article?

…..reference an e-book?

…..plan an essay?

…..structure an essay?

All your (library) questions answered! Ask about finding books, e-books, journal articles for your subject area. Get handy hints and tips on where to search and how to find relevant researched based information. Think quality and use the information that is available for you through the university’s library catalogue. Librarians will be on hand to answer your research based questions.

We want to provide support now that you are getting going with your assignments. Structuring an essay and referencing can be a bit daunting when you are new to it. Drop In and Ask! Avoid the common pitfalls, Academic Skills Advisors will be promoting appropriate ways to tackle you assignments and help you bridge the gap.

Bridging the Gap
Drop-ins in the University Library, Ormskirk
Tues 6th Dec 1.30pm -2.30pm
Thurs 8th Dec 2.00pm -3.00pm
Thurs 8th Dec 6.00pm -7.00pm (Twilight)- Sheila’s baking mince pies.
Covering help with research, writing, referencing including online support.

‘Ask’ area first floor of the University Library -no need to book -just drop in!



Discover More

Ever spent time searching and searching not really finding that bit of information that will back up what you are writing about.

Try Discover More it has something for everyone.

One quick and easy search finds information for those subject terms from lots of library resources. You can find the location of books, book reviews and peer reviewed journal articles all from one search.

Thinking about where to start your search just use Discover More!

When you are looking to do a more in-depth or systematic search the key resources on your subject pages should help take you that step further with reviewing the literature on your selected area of research.

Get in touch, we would really like to hear from you.