Resources for Teaching and Research
Using Literature Online in Teaching and Research
Since its launch in 1996, Literature Online has become valued throughout the world for the new possibilities it brings to both research and teaching. This is partly because of its unique content – Literature Online contains resources for over 17,500 authors, more than 350,000 literary works, and the full text of over 315 specialist literature journals – but also because of scholarly editorial values that are the product of a high level of editorial input from the academic community and from specialist researchers. Literature Online is developed in consultation with an Advisory Board, and the collections of primary works have been put together with guidance from specialist editorial advisors: see the page on Content and Editorial Policy - Literature Collections for more details.
The primary works in Literature Online are digitised to between 99.97 and 99.995 per cent accuracy, ensuring that the texts are suitable for serious scholarly work. Unlike other electronic texts that are available on the internet, these texts are accurate reproductions of authoritative printed texts; full publication and pagination details of the print original are given, enabling scholars to cite correctly from these texts as they would from the print originals. This level of accuracy is the product of a highly labour-intensive text conversion process. Read more about how Literature Online is used at universities throughout the world:
- Case Studies & Testimonials – read discussions of how Daniel Karlin, Ewald Mengel, Richard Harp and others use Literature Online in their work
- Using Literature Online in Teaching – get ideas on making the most of Literature Online's contents and search features in your teaching assignments
- Filming Literature – read about the Literature Online film competition at the University of Oxford.
How to use Literature Online
- Sample Searches – examples of specialist searches using advanced features
- How to Cite Texts from Literature Online – with examples in APA, MLA, Chicago and MHRA styles