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Something About the Author Online

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Books and Literature, Kids, Research

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The new Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Something About the Author, the main series, and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series — more than 210 volumes, more than 19,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images

Something About the Author Online is a complete archive that preserves the full integrity of the print reference series. It provides a backfile of searchable pages digitized directly from the print volumes. Search on an author’s name and the screen will display the writer’s biographical profile in Something About the Author’s familiar format: personal data, addresses, career, awards and honors, writings, sidelights (essay on the author’s life and works), adaptations, additional sources and more.

Something About the Author Online also includes hundreds of specially commissioned autobiography essays from Something About the Author: Autobiography Series, whose critical acclaim by American Reference Books Annual still holds true: “Unlike anything else in print or on the Internet, these overviews of careers hold the magic of the moment, the cause and ongoing purpose of creative lives.”

These truly unique essays average about 10,000 words; are illustrated with an abundance of personal photos; and present an entertaining and informative first-person perspective on the lives and careers of prominent authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults.

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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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