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The following sources will help you find short biographical descriptions of authors. You may also be able to find full-length biographies and autobiographies using the library catalog for material owned by Dickinson and WorldCat for material you can Borrow from Other Libraries. Both are linked to the left.
Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale Literature)
Career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres of literature. Includes photos of many authors. Coverage: All eras of literary history.. Full-Text.
American National Biography (ANB)
Biographies of non-living people who were influential in the United States. Biographies cover all professions. Includes bibliographic lists for further research. Full-Text.