New Online Library Resources: Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something About the Author

City Tech library now has access to two new online databases: Something About the Author and the Dictionary of Literary Biography. (Those links will ask you to use your CUNY login if you’re off campus.)

Something About the Author provides access to all volumes ever printed in Gale’s Something About the Author book series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. This includes content from both the main series (over 200 print volumes) and the Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 290 volumes, 20,000 entries, and nearly 30,000 images.

The Dictionary of Literary Biography provides reliable information on authors and their works in an easy to understand, engaging format, while placing writers in the larger perspective of literary history.