Literature Online provides both scholars and students with texts, criticism and search tools which open up new possibilities for academic research, teaching and undergraduate learning. Ii integrates over 350,000 works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th to the 21st century with a huge library of criticism and reference material, including thousands of literary articles, essays, biographies and encyclopedia entries.
Literature Online contains a full library of up-to-date, fully searchable criticism and reference resources in addition to the full text of poetry, drama, and prose fiction from the seventh century to the present day. It not only provides the materials for the historical study of almost every period and genre of literature in English but also features increasing numbers of works by the major authors of the twentieth century. Contemporary criticism is available through the full text of current literature journals that can be accessed through two renowned literary indexes—the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) and the Modern Language Association Index (MLA).
Literature Online is dynamic, growing regularly as new texts are converted to electronic form, as new reference resources are added, and as further websites are identified and integrated within the service. The content of the service is developed with the advice of internationally known scholars, making Literature Online a complete environment for research, teaching, and undergraduate study. Literature Online also includes multimedia to support poetry study through Poets On Screen which offers filmed poetry readings of contemporary poets reading their poems and classic poems.
August 1, 2013