Dictionary of Literary Biography Online

March 30, 2012 by  
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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online brings you complete online access to all volumes of Gale’s award-wining reference set, Dictionary of Literary Biography, the main series, as well as Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series and Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Series. Featuring comprehensive literary biographies written by recognized literary scholars and critics, you’ll find profiles of more than 143,000 past and present authors, historians, journalists, screenwriters, publishers, and playwrights. The biographies discuss the lives and careers of the literary figures profiled, along with the critical response to their works.

This collection is comprised of:
Dictionary of Literary Biography vols. 1- through present
Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (50 vols.)
Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 vols.)

The Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series concentrates on major literary figures with in-depth essays and related images such as manuscript pages and revised galley proofs, title pages, dust jackets and pictures from the authors’ lives. The Documentary series allows for further study of major literary figures through critical and biographical source materials.

The Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook Series is annual compendium which includes original material covering a given year’s literary highlights, including obituaries and tributes. The Yearbook provides signed essays summarizing the year in poetry, fiction, biography, drama and children’s books we well as scholarly articles, interviews, biographies and critical studies covering events, organizations, works, writers and the business of literature.

How to Search DLB

Basic Search allows you to search on specific word or words occurring within key fields of data, including author and title, or within the full text of documents, or by author name. You may also choose to limit your search to entries published in a particular year or range of years and/or to entries published within a particular Dictionary of Literary Biography series.

Advanced Search allows you to conduct a search using a variety of criteria; this enables you to retrieve very specific results. You can search on specific word or words occurring within key fields of data, and within the full text of documents, as well as other searchable fields of information.

The Browse Authors feature allows you to browse an alphabetical list of authors covered within the database. Selecting an author launches a search that returns a list of results containing all of the entries within the Dictionary of Literary Biography series published on the author selected.

The Browse Volumes feature allows you to browse an alphabetical list of volumes and parts of volumes within the database. Selecting a volume or part title retrieves the Inside this Volume page for that volume or part. You can sort this list in descending publication date. You can also filter the list by Dictionary of Literary Biography series (Main, Documentary, and Yearbook) or by subject.

 

Jamie

About Jamie Bayne

Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!

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