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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) This link opens in a new window
Explore career biographies and criticism of writers from all eras and all genres of literature. Photographs of many authors are included. Coverage: all eras of literary history. Full text.
American National Biography (ANB) This link opens in a new window
Access biographies, covering a variety of professions, of non-living people who were influential in the United States. Bibliographic lists for further research are included. Full text.