LION contains the full text of English and American poetry, drama, and prose from the Anglo-Saxon period through the twentieth century. Includes literary criticism, biography and reference sources.
Literary criticism includes ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, of scholarly books, articles, & reviews and the full text from 160 journals. Literary texts range from the seventh to the twentieth century. Journal full text covers from 1988 to the present.
The biographical entries contain bibliographies, and there are over 10,000 images. One can search in the full text as well as by place, date, and fields of interest. A guide for citing the biographies is included (four formats - Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Chicago [notes], Chicago [bibliography], and MLA). Covers the 4th century through 2000.
Books about Authors
Search for full-length biographies in MARQCAT's Subject mode, last name first, such as Morrison, Toni. For authors with voluminous critical books, look for subheadings such as "Biography," "Interviews," or "Encyclopedias."