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Biographical Information: Sources of Literary Biographies

Authors and Writers

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online
Available online through Gale
Formerly: Dictionary of Literary Biography
More than 12,000 authors from all time periods and from throughout the world are profiled in 2- to 10-page essays.  Written by scholars, the essays provide authoratative information about the careers and writings of the authors profiled, while also placing each writer in the "larger perspective of literay history."  A total of more than 185.000 pages are searchable by the name of the author profiled and the name of work as well as by keyword.  

International Who's Who of Authors and Writers
Rod Library UNI Reference Z1010 I5 (most recent; earlier editions in Stacks)
Brief entries depict famous writers worldwide. 

To identify book-length biographies accessible through Rod Library,  click on the Books/Media tab of OneSearch!  Some searches to try, or patterns to follow:

         Authors -- 20th century -- Biography

         Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography

         Lesbian authors -- Biography

         Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Biography

        Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Biography

         Women authors -- Biography


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