The following interrelated sets are excellent starting points for finding biographical or critical information about writers. All of the series is cross-indexed in Gale Literary Index. Look up your author and there will be abbreviations of books in which information about the author can be found. We have:
Contemporary Authors (CA) included in Gale Literature Resource Center
A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, motion pictures, journalism and other fields.
Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)
Online edition covers a hundred volumes, each one dealing with a different topic. Check SouthernSearch to locate books in which the critical information may be found.
Literature Criticism Online
Online database of the following literary works: Contemporary literary criticism, Twentieth-century literary criticism, Nineteenth-century literature criticism, Shakespearean criticism.
Something About the Author (SATA)
Lives and works of authors and illustrators of children's books.