Biography in Context from Gale
Biography in Context includes the full text of Contemporary Authors and Authors and Artists for Young Adults, two great sources for researching modern authors and their works.
Literature Criticism Online from Gale
Gale™ takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals - delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.
Gale's Literary Index from Gale
Use this to locate critical or biographical material in reference books about authors, books, stories or poems.
Salem Literature Library
Search Critical Survey of Long Fiction which profiles more than 650 major fiction writers throughout history and the world, including analyses of their significant novels and novellas. Discusses the novel in overview essays by time period, country, ethnicity, and genre, and provides valuable resource material.
Search Salem Masterplots whihc is a classic reference work for more than sixty years, Masterplots analyzes the most important works in all genres—long fiction, short fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction—throughout history and around the world, helping to define and critique the literary canon.