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Library Journal called this “the best overall literary reference work ever”.
It includes biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Essays discuss the lives and careers of authors and summarize critical responses to their work. The entries usually run from 3000 - 5000 words and are produced by recognized literary scholars and critics.
This online collection is comprised of: Dictionary of Literary Biography (vols. 1-348) Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (50 vols.) Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 vols.)
Use this resource for doing research on such diverse topics as writers from the "Beat Generation", early Canadian authors, Holocaust novelists, Victorian women poets and so much more.
You can find this valuable resource on the Libraries Website under the Databases Tab/Databases A-Z.