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Literature Online moves to the enhanced ProQuest platform

The Literature Online (LION) database is now available on the main ProQuest platform and is cross-searchable with other ProQuest resources.

There will be an overlap period beginning immediately and continuing through July 1, 2019. This parallel access period provides time to try new features on the main ProQuest platform while allowing access to the legacy Literature Online site.  The server hosting the legacy version of this database will be decommissioned on August 1, 2019.       (All campuses; on the main ProQuest platform)

According to ProQuest, Literature Online on the main ProQuest platform includes new user-driven enhancements and functionality such as:

  • Ability to cross-search a wealth of relevant content including ProQuest journals, Early European Books, Historical Newspapers, Dissertations, archival magazine collections and more
  • New content updates from publishers that will be available more quickly
  • Enhanced Author Pages supporting the way users look to engage with content
  • Improved filtering facets to help users find relevant content, offering better options to narrow search results
  • More prominent content types, including criticism resources, primary works, reference resources, video, and audio

Note for “My Archive” users – Items saved in “My Archive” in the legacy Literature Online will not automatically port over into the new Literature Online site on the main ProQuest platform. There is extended time where both sites are running in parallel and users can use this parallel access period to create a new “My Archive” within the new LION site on the main ProQuest platform..

More information is available in the ProQuest LibGuide on Literature Online (LION).

Jane Faulkner (UCSB) is the Resource Liaison for Literature Online.