To understand the values, characters, or themes of a literary work, sometimes it is important to understand the author. Biographical information provides insights into authors' lives and achievements.
Literature Resource Center contains a variety of biographical resources, including the popular series Dictionary of Literary Biography, which organizes biographies of living and deceased authors around a genre, group, or type of writer within a historical period of national literature. The biographical essays are thorough and describe the author's importance and reputation.
1. Access Literature Resource Center (you can find it by searching the database name in Library Search).
2. Type the name of your author. Select "Person - By or About" from the drop-down menu. Select "Search."
3. Examine your results. Review multiple biographies for different perspectives. Print, Email or Download any biographies you wish to use.
Biographical information may be found in the following forms:
Biographical information may appear in different kinds of publications:
Biographies, like any piece of information, need to be evaluated carefully. Below are a few checkpoints for evaluating biographies.