Literature Online (LION)

Literature Online has a new look! So what better time to feature it as Resource of the Week. If you’ve never used Literature Online, it’s got some really useful features and a huge collection of over 330,000 works of English and American literature covering poetry, drama, and prose from the 8th to the 21st centuries. LION also includes thousands of critical articles, essays, biographies and encyclopedia entries.

How to find it:

On your subject guide


Go to the Databases A-Z
Go to L
Click on the Literature Online link

Quick Search: searches all content, including texts (poetry, prose, drama), literary works, criticism and reference.


Text Search: find full texts of poetry, prose and drama, but author or literary movement.

Use the ‘Look up’ function to get more reliable results.


View texts by this author to read full texts of their works. You can also search for works in a particular genre, or by an author in a certain time period, or of a particular nationality.

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Author search: find biographies, full texts, criticism and reference on a particular author


Use the ‘search within text’ function to search for instances of words of phrases in a particular work


Criticism search: find full texts of articles on a topic of your choice.


Reference search: find biographies of authors, bibliographies on certain topics, and more. Use the ‘look up’ function to be more specific.

Tick ‘biographies’ to search for biographical information on authors.


For more hints and tips, go to the Literature Online guide.



Book moves in Founder’s Library

Summer update 2: Moving!

There have been 5 moves over the summer – all related to creating a bit of space for study, and for lots more books.

1. French Collection move

The French Literature Collection (840-849) has been moved from Founder’s First Floor East & Founder’s Ground Floor East to Founder’s Basement West (where the Founder’s print journals used to be, just below the linguistics and Shakespeare collections). This is to enable us to create 32 extra and much needed study spaces in Founder’s First Floor East.


2. Hispanic Collection move

The Hispanic Literature Collection (860 – 869) used to belocated along the wall in the room below Founder’s Help Desk. It has been moved to Founder’s Ground Floor East (just before the Classics Collection).


3. Music Collection expansion

In order to create much needed space in the Music book and scores collections, these will now be spaced out in both sections of Founder’s First Floor East (Music previously occupied just the back section).


4. Print journals move

The Arts & Humanities print journals collection in Founder’s (which used to live in the Founder’s basement)  has now been moved to Bedford Level 1. This means that all of our print journals for all subjects are in one place, and one continuous alphabetical sequence. (NB – material previously housed in the off-site Depository has remained there).
This move has taken place in order to move the French collection into Founder’s basement and create the 32 study spaces mentioned above. And it should make browsing print journals much, much easier!


Finally, the big move:

5. Classics Re-classification & move of some material to Bedford

The Classics Collection classification in Founder’s (870 – 889) was over 30 years out of date and had created a major problem as large numbers of texts had the same classmark (e.g. 100’s of books all at 888 ARI – argh!). Over the years concerns have been raised by staff and students about the difficulty of locating the books that they needed.

Some Classics books (classmarks 888 etc) remain in Founder's Library.
Some Classics books (classmarks 888 etc) remain in Founder’s Library.

We have now re-classified the Classics Collection to the latest Dewey classification standard. The re-classification has resulted in a substantial number of books being moved to Bedford as they were re-classified under Philosophy, Ethics, Politics etc.

Some books will be classified under Philosophy (100s), some under Politics (320s).
Some books will be classified under Philosophy (100s), some under Politics (320s).


However, all of the new classification numbers are listed on the library catalogue. So when you’re checking your reading list, look out for ‘Bedford Library’ under location.

Using the books in Founder’s Library

There is a collection of older Classics books located at the end of the reclassified run of Classics books in Founder’s with blue dots on the spines. These books are not on the catalogue and will be reviewed over the coming year and those that are to be kept will be catalogued and reclassified. Russell Burke will liaise closely with the Classics Department staff on this matter.

Please note that whilst these books are not on the catalogue, they are security tagged and can be taken out if you present them at the Help Desk. A member of staff will create a short record for them, and then issue them to you. Please do this!

New Study Space in Founder’s Library

Summer update 1: 32 new study spaces


In the First Floor East Reading Room of Founder’s Library. This is one up the stairs, and on the left (or right, if you’re using the lift).



The lovely Victorian reading room on the right (First Floor West) remains intact and beautiful as ever.

This photograph is very wonky (!), but it's of the Victorian Reading Room in the West of the Library (up the stairs and right).
This photograph is very wonky (!), but it’s of the Victorian Reading Room in the West of the Library (up the stairs and right).


Old metal shelves in that section have been removed, leaving behind wooden shelves and a lot of space for seats.
Empty metal shelves in First Floor East.

The metal shelves were dismantled, and replaced with new seating, which made it look a  bit like this for a while:

No more metal shelves! Taken from the Music collection, facing out into the corridor (Victorian reading room through the green doors at the end of the picture).
No more metal shelves!
Taken from the Music collection, facing out into the corridor (Victorian reading room through the green doors at the end of the picture).

And once it was tidied up, this was the finished product.



So where did the books go?

The French Literature Collection (840-849) has been moved from Founder’s First Floor East & Founder’s Ground Floor East to Founder’s Basement West (where the Founder’s print journals used to be, just below the linguistics collections).

AND in order to create much needed space in the Music book and scores collections, these have been spaced out in both sections of Founder’s First Floor East – on the shelves in the photo above. (Music previously occupied just the back section).


The Libraries always need more space, and in recent years there haven’t been many changes to Founder’s Library. This should make it a bit easier to find somewhere silent to study in the Libraries. It’s also given the Music collection lots of room to spread out – no more peering up at the high shelves for scores!

New E-resource trial – Alexander Street Press Videos

Between 1st September to 30th November we have access to the Alexander Street Press video database.

This offers access to streaming video across a wide variety of subjects and disciplines. Users can create playlists of whole videos, film clips, and Web content that can be saved and shared. Video from Alexander Street Press databases can be viewed alongside synchronized transcripts and can be downloaded to Apple or Android phone (good for 48 hours).

The collections covered are:

  • American History in Video
  • Area Studies
  • Art and Architecture in Video
  • Asian Film Online Vol. I
  • Asian Film Online Vol. II
  • Classical Music in Video
  • Dance in Video, Vol. I
  • Dance in Video Vol. II
  • Fashion Studies Online: The Video Fashion Library
  • Opera in Video
  • Religion and Philosophy Online
  • The March of Time
  • Theatre in Video
  • World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966
  • World History in Video
  • World Languages and Literature
  • Black Studies in Video
  • Business Education in Video.
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety in Video
  • Current Affairs in Video
  • Education in Video, Vol. I
  • Education in Video, Vol. II
  • Environmental Studies in Video
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Ethnographic Video Online, Vol. I
  • Ethnographic Video Online, Vol. II
  • LGBT Studies in Video
  • Meet the Press
  • Psychology Online
  • Psychological Experiments Online.
  • Women’s Studies
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video, Vol. I
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video, Vol. II
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video, Vol. III
  • The Video Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy.
  • Dental Education in Video
  • Engineering Case Studies Online
  • Health and Society in Video
  • Nursing Assessment in Video
  • Nursing Assistant Education in Video
  • Nursing Education in Video
  • Rehabilitation Therapy in Video
  • Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video
  • Veterinary Education in Video

Access: See the database trials box on the E-resources A-Z page:

Feedback: Please email with any feedback that you have on the database.




Marketline profiles major companies, industries and geographies, MarketLine is one of the most prolific publishers of business information today. They were primarily a Market Research company but they have  expanded their offering to include the following:

The Financial Deals Tracker provides information on mergers & acquisitions, private equity, venture finance, & private placement transactions; IPOs; and partnerships – across the various industries and countries covered by MarketLine.

The Company Prospector is a list builder tool that enables you to generate prospect lists for specific industries and geographies, and perform competitor and vendor analytics on them.

The Company Report Generator too enables you to generate customised company reports including analytical texts and charts on demand.

The Industry & Advisory Prospector is an analytical tool that draws from the Financial Deals Tracker and allows you to custom generate lists of advisory & investment firms operating in specific industries.

They are an excellent resource for Company Information.

This short video introduces some of the things Marketline does:

To access Marketline go to the E-Resources A-Z list and go to M.

Searching by keyword

  • To search for information using a keyword, type your selected word(s) into the empty search bar and click on Go.
  • You will be taken to a results page containing all content matching your keyword search.
  • Arrange your results using the Sorted by button at the top of your results list.
  • Click on the arrow to sort by relevance, publication date, or title (which lists the results alphabetically).
  • Alternatively (or in addition), you can refine your search results with an additional keyword search or by using the list in the right-hand column of the page.
  • You can narrow by industry, geography, subject, topic, company information, or publication date.
  • To further refine your search results to one information type (news; financial deals; opinion; reports & briefs; databooks; companies; countries; or industries), click on the relevant tab running across the top of the page.
  • The tabs are color-coded and change color when you hover your mouse over them.
  • To retrace your current search trail, click on the small drop-down arrow at the top left of the page, next to the text that reads ‘Your search has returned’.
  • This will reveal the various search parameters that you have selected for that particular search (this is known as a breadcrumb trail).
  • You also have the option to view your results as a list or as a group using the two-sided button at the top right of the page. ‘List’ will sort your results according to the parameters you have chosen using the ‘Sorted by’ button, while ‘group’ will arrange your results by information type.


  • Depending on the information type, MarketLine Advantage allows you to download content in one of three formats: PDF, Excel, or PowerPoint
  • Once you have clicked through to your chosen information item, your download option(s) are reflected at the top left of your screen.
  • Click on the button and select to download or save the file to a location on your computer.

Euromonitor Passport

Passport is a global market research database providing statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide.  Passport connects market research to  analysing market context, competitor insight and future trends impacting businesses globally. Passport covers more than 200 countries and regions. It is useful for company information too.

Passport covers the following areas:

1) Industry data – multi-country relational database of market and category sizes, market shares, distribution patterns, sales forecasts and other measurements relevant to each sector.

2) Country reports – in-depth analysis reports on both developed and emerging national markets. Each report provides qualitative commentary on sales trends, new product and marketing developments, consumer preferences, national company and brand competition and market strategies, and the views and assumptions underlying national sales forecasts.

3) Global reports assessing the key issues affecting international market performance, with a focus on important developments by product sector and big picture competition strategy.

4) Company profiles – analytical profiles of the top international players in the industry, compiled in a standardised format for cross analysis. 5) Comment – articles and presentations on key themes and discussion topics around the dynamics of the category.

This video (aimed at their corporate clients) describes what Passport does.

How to use Passport


(You can access Passport from the library subject guides,  the Eresources A-Z or by searching for Euromonitor Passport on Library Search)

Search by Keyword

You can search by Keyword from the main page by entering your keyword in the search box in the top right hand corner.

Keyword search

The symbols next to each result indicate the type of content found e.g. statistic or
category briefing report.

results passport

Tree Searching

If you click on search in the top left hand corner something called tree searching appears.

tree results

tree searching

Using the search tree involves :

  • Choosing a category e.g. alcoholic drinks. By clicking on the + you can be more
  • specific within that sector e.g. beer and/or cider.
  • You then choose world region or countries.
  • You can then run your search or decide to only display the data/statistics.

If you run your results you can then choose to filter the results by category, geography,
statistics or analysis and date.


Industry Searching

Under Industries, select the sector you’re looking for. This where you’ll see various options:

Industry search
You can then start to think about the different types of data you might be interested in for the
alcoholic drinks market. E.g:

  • Which countries are largest by size?
  • Which ones might grow in the future? (so you can get predictions based on the research)
  • Which are the top companies in this sector?


The Dashboards visualise Passport data and help users see the information in a different way. You can explore trends in a visual format using the interactive world map. This data can also be downloaded using the options above the map.


Searching for companies or brands

Clicking on Search to reveal different options. If you click on Companies or Brands you can be more specific with searching.

tree results

Printing and Saving.

Depending on the report type displaying you’ll see different options. You can either open the file in excel, export as a PDF or save to My Pages or print.
By creating a separate account with Passport you can set up alerts via emails or RSS feeds
and return to saved saved or downloads.


Further help

Once logged into
the platform please see the help section which has some good FAQs and videos. Further
information is also available on their social media accounts:

  •  Global Market Research Blog:
  •  @euromonitor