Authors’ Lives

Biographies, Memoirs and Autobiographies are in our BIOGRAPHY section of the library.  They are arranged alphabetically by the person the book is about.  Call numbers begin with B.

Collected Biographies are in the 920’s (housed at the end of our BIOGRAPHY section.)  They are books with 1-10 page biographies about the group of people studied, including authors.  An example is American Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers.

Search the catalog for additional books in other sections.

Databases for fast work:

  • Biography in Context from Gale
  • Books and Authors from Gale
  • Gale Literature
  • Gale E-books– is a rich virtual reference library.  Use the “Literature” shelf to find Literary Newsmakers, for example
  • Teaching Books.net for actual author interviews on video

Very advanced research in these databases:  Proquest E-book Central for chapters/ebooks.