Full Text Linking
This resource is compliant with the OpenURL standard. All full text pages and author pages now feature a link to 'Durable URL for this page' or 'Durable URL for this text' which opens a satellite window containing a durable link URL. These links can be pasted into emails, web pages and reading lists to allow direct linking for other users from subscribing institutions. There are also hard-coded links to JSTOR and EEBO (Early English Books Online).
This resource is Z39.50 compliant.
The data conforms to the XML 1.0 standard using a DTD created by ProQuest for capture of core metadata and page level elements.
MARC records are available for all poetry, prose and drama texts in Literature Online. There are more than 15,000 MARC records available for poetry, prose and drama texts in Literature Online, plus over 450 records for criticism and reference resources, including full-text journals, and 794 records for Poets on Screen video clips. These are accessible via the Administration Resources area of the Literature Online site. They link directly to data file or journal title level, rather than to work or article level; for example, there is one record for The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes rather than for each individual. The Library of Congress name form is used as a name authority field within Literature Online, and is also used in the MARC record author fields. As more content is added, such as new primary works or full text journals, ProQuest adds corresponding records that can be downloaded at the same place. These updates to the MARC record files take place every six months. ProQuest does not charge a fee for these records.
All content is fully searchable by keyword, title, author and advanced metadata fields such as subject, literary movement, nationality, dates of publication and performance etc. Full text of both primary and secondary works is searchable; standard search operators such as Boolean commands, proximity operators and wildcards are supported. Quick Search searches metadata and returns results from all data sets. Premium modules (MLA International Bibliography, Twentieth-Century Drama, African Writers Series) are fully cross-searchable with the main data sets. Literature Online and EEBO are also fully cross-searchable: results from both EEBO citations and TCP full text hits are returned in the Literature Online interface, with hard-coded links out to the EEBO interface.
Subscribers to both Literature Online and Oxford Reference Online's Core, Premium and Literature Collections can now cross-search the two resources.
Post Search Options
Search results can be added to a Marked List for printing, emailing, and exporting citations directly into EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manger or RefWorks. Citations can be emailed in HTML, text or reference manager-compatible format. Users can email full-text articles. Search History allows previous searches to be repeated or combined. My Archive section - allows users to save searches and selected records between sessions.
Usage statistics are available for are available for full text journals (Journal Reports 1 and 2, Database Reports 1, 2 and 3), Books and Reference Works.and are COUNTER compliant. In addition, usage statistics modeled on ICOLC standards are available for the whole data set.
Authentication is via the UK Access Management Federation, Athens, and IP address range.
This resource complies with level 1 of the WAI guidelines (and where possible level 2 and 3). For further details see the full accessibility statement.