Literature Online 是研究及學習英美文學最具參考價值的線上資料庫，除了提供西元七世紀至今的詩、戲劇、散文小說等三十多萬種全文文本外，並提供 210 以上專業文學期刊之全文，將文本及評論和參考資源融合於同一資料庫，成為研究英美文學不可或缺的利器。
另外針對英美文學系所之學生，Literature Online 亦提供 The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms、The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics及 Shakespeare Glossary 等八種參考資源，4,000 多位熱門英美文學作家之傳記與書目資料，以及 230 篇 KnowledgeNotes，提供文學作品深入的導讀，成為輔助學生學習的利器，另外 840 多段英美詩朗讀，更可幫助學生欣賞文學之美。
Literature Online (LION) is a foundational, focused, and targeted resource for literary programs with full text journals and reference material to help contextualize primary works and authors. LION includes literary figures that have held our attention for a century. The depth of the material, from Beowulf to Pulitzer and Nobel winners, ensures that students and teachers can cover every topic with confidence. LION has a heritage as a leading resource with authoritative, quality publications.
Literature Online (LION) contains works of poetry, prose and drama from the 8th century to the present day in English language. This is a unique assembly of primary works, re-keyed from first editions or scholarly editions, based on recommendations from academic specialists.