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Short author bios (and more)
Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online This link opens in a new window
Search and find biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of literary figures from all eras and genres.
Cross-search multiple literary source databases with Gale Literary Sources
Literature Resource Center This link opens in a new window
Includes short biographies (few pages) of all major authors, plus work overviews and essays, news articles (including interviews of modern authors), and book reviews. Book reviews are hit and miss for older works, but there are 6 reviews of Uncle Tom's Cabin from 1852-1953!
For book (and movie and play) reviews, start with Library Search, since it will pull things we own the full text of from across a lot of our databases.
You can limit to reviews on the left.
Book Review Digest Retrospective will include materials we only have in print or don't own at all (but can probably get!).
Book Review Digest Retrospective This link opens in a new window
Excerpts from and citations to reviews of adult and juvenile fiction and non-fiction from 1903 to 1982.