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Bibliography: Authors

The following are a selection of related subject headings in the Online Catalog:

American Literature - Bio-Bibliography Biography --To 500.
American Literature - History and Criticism Biography --Middle Ages, 500-1500
Authors, American Biography - 20th Century - Bio-Bibliography
Authors --Biography -Dictionaries English Literature - Bio-Bibliography
Biography English Literature - History and Criticism
Biography -Dictionaries United States --Biography

Some of the related titles owned by the library

American authors, 1600-1900
REFERENCE PS21 .K8

American writers
REFERENCE PS129.A55

British writers
REFERENCE PR85.B688 v.1-4, supp.1-4

Contemporary authors
REFERENCE Z1224 .C58

Contemporary dramatists
REFERENCE PR737 .C57

Contemporary novelists
REFERENCE PR883 .V55 1976

Critical survey of long fiction: authors
REFERENCE PN3451 C72
REFERENCE PN3451 C 73 1984

Cyclopedia of world authors
REFERENCE PN41 .M26 1974 v.1-4
Cyclopedia of world authors II
REFERENCE PN451 .C93 1989 v.1-4

Dictionary of Irish literature
REFERENCE PR8706 .D5 1979

Dictionary of literary biography
REFERENCE PS129.D48 1982 Vv.1-19
REFERENCE PS129 D5 v.1-182

Encyclopedia of American biography
REFERENCE CT213 .G37

Encyclopedia of world literature in the 20th century
REFERENCE PN774 .L433 v.1-4

European authors, 1000-1900 : a biographical dictionary of European literature
REFERENCE PN451 .K8

Grant, Michael
Greek and Latin authors, 800 B.C.-A.D. 1000
REFERENCE PA31 .G7

National cyclopedia of American biography
REFERENCE E176.N28 v.1-44

The nobel Prize winners : literature
REFERENCE PN451 .N63 1988 v.1-3

The Oxford companion to American literature
REFERENCE PS21 .H3 1983

The Oxford companion to classical literature
REFERENCE PA31 .H69 1989

The Oxford companion to French literature
REFERENCE PQ41 .H3

Southern writers : a biographical dictionary
REFERENCE PS261 .S59

World authors, 1950-1970
REFERENCE PN451 .W3


Selected Internet Resources from the Librarians' Internet Index (http://lii.org)

Search also by individual author's name.

American Authors on the Web - http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/AmeLit.html
Comprehensive and up-to-date directory of American authors. It's arranged chronologically by authors' dates.
Use your browser's Find button to search by name. Maintained by an English Literature Professor at Nagoya
University.

 

British and Irish Authors on the Web - http://www.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/UK-authors.html
Comprehensive and up-to-date directory of British and Irish authors. It's arranged chronologically by authors'
dates. Use your browser's Find button to search by name. Maintained by an English Literature Professor at
Nagoya University.

 

Pegasos: Literature Related Resources - http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/ 
This site has good biographical material, print resource lists for further reading, and selected lists of works, on
close to 1,000 authors. The material is translated from Finnish to English and sometimes suffers from the process. Excellent resource if you don't have access to your library and works such as Dictionary of Literary Biography or Contemporary Authors. The primary arrangement is as a calendar by author's date of birth. There's also an alphabetical index of all authors and one of just the Nordic writers. Don't forget to check out The Library Song. From the Kuusankoski Public Library, Finland.

 

Voice of the Shuttle - http://vos.ucsb.edu/ 
Catalogs and links to electronic resources across the broad spectrum of the humanities and related social
sciences. Arranged by discipline, with separate sections for English Literature (includes American), Literary
Theory, Minority Studies, and Women's Studies, among many others. Begins with useful "Highlights" of
especially important sites for each section. Fully searchable. From UC Santa Barbara.

 

Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color - http://voices.cla.umn.edu/ 
This developing site focuses "on the lives and works of women writers of color in North America." Biographical
and critical information about the writer as well as images and quotes pertinent to her life and works are
presented. Indices are arranged by name, place of birth, significant dates, and ethnic/racial identity. Some of the
authors included are Julia Alvarez, Maya Angelou, Olivia Butler, Sandra Cisneros, Angela Davis, Louise Erdrich,
Han Suyin, Lorraine Hansberry, Bell Hooks, Zora Neale Hurston, June Jordon, Maxine Hong Kingston, Terry
McMillan, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, and Phyllis Wheatley. Related sites are also available.