Thursday, 19 June 2014

Do you use the My Archive feature on the LION database?

The Literature Online (LION) database is an essential e-resource for anyone studying English literature.

It is a fully searchable online library of more than 350,000 works of poetry, drama and prose. It has audio recordings of all Shakespeare's plays and video and audio recordings of poets. It provides over 400 full-text literature journals and other key criticism and reference resources, including the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) and the MLA International Bibliography.

LION has recently relaunched with a new interface. If you have any saved searches or documents such as journal articles and literary texts saved to a ‘My Archive’ account within the old LION platform, please note that the old platform will be switched off on Saturday 28th June and you will no longer be able to access your saved items.

It isn’t possible to automatically transfer your My Archive account to the new platform so you will need to set up a new My Archive account in the new platform. You will then need to run your searches again and/or search for the items you had saved again. If you had set up author alerts, you will need to manually select the authors again.

You may find it useful to email yourself the citation details of any articles or literary works you had saved in the old platform (you cannot do this for saved searches or author alerts).

If you have any questions please contact the Library Help Desk or Charlotte Hobson, the Subject Librarian for English and Humanities.

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