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Full text of more than 355,000 works in English, American and Canadian literature.
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600 to present
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This resource contains a vast collection of full text prose, poetry and drama works in English from the eighth century onwards, plus literary works in journals, links to EEBO and ABELL, criticism, reference material, and multimedia.

Content is searchable via a simple keyword search function, as a whole or within certain broad categories, the results of which can then be filtered by type of content or source. Material is also browsable by author, text type, source, or reference information type.

The interface for this product was updated in December 2013 and then it was moved to the general ProQuest platform in February 2019.

Subjects covered:
  • English
  • Medieval Studies
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Alternate titles:
  • LION
  • ProQuest Literature Online