FINDING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON LITERARY AUTHORS

LIBRARY COMPUTERS  -  START, PROGRAMS, INTERNET EXPLORER
  CHEROKEE HIGH SCHOOL VIRTUAL LIBRARY
:  http://cmcweb.lr.k12.nj.us/                         
                                             Bookmark this at home!*  
                             Use the left-hand index and click on the following:

I.   REFERENCE DATABASES  (Get bookmark with passwords for home use.)

Discovering Collection  - Click on  PERSON SEARCH.

      Type in last name, first name in box.  Click SEARCH.

       (On the right, note the type of article.)

       Click on article.    See email option on the left.

 

Scribnerís Writers  -  Click on WRITERS A-Z .  Click on letter representing
      authorís last name.  Look for name in the listing.

                                                            OR

      Click on IN-DEPTH SEARCH.   Type last name, first name

       in  NAME OF WRITER box.  Click SEARCH. 

 

Magill on Literature Plus -  Click on MagillOnLiteraturePlus.

     Type author's name (last name, first name)  or book title  in the FIND BOX.

       Under LIMIT  YOUR RESULTS, click the FULL TEXT BOX.

      Click SEARCH.

       Note  links to "Author Biography" and "Essay Review" selections at the top.

      Click on article of your choice.   See email option at top of page.

 

EbscoHOST Ė Click on EbscoHOST Web.  √Check MASTERFILE PREMIER.

      Click on CONTINUE.   √Check FULL TEXT box. 

      Type (SU) search term in FIND box.   Example:  SU (Mark Twain)

      Type SU (search term) and SU (biography) to get biographical articles only.

      Click on FULL TEXT for the article.

       See email option at top of page.

 

Twayne's Authors Ė (Contains the full text of Twayne literary books on individual authors.)   

      Click on AUTHORS A-Z.

      Click on letter representing authorís last name.  Look for name in the listing.

                                                OR

      Click on IN-DEPTH SEARCH.   Type last name, first name in AUTHOR
      NAME box.   Click SEARCH.

 

American National Biography  (Features articles on deceased individuals.)

       Type search term in SEARCH BY NAME box. 

 

II.  CURRICULAR LINKS

Click on ENGLISH. 

Click on YOUNG ADULT & CHILDRENíS LITERATURE AND AUTHORS  (right column)

 

III.  OTHER BIOGRAPHY WEBSITES   

       Biography Ė www.biography.com

       Lives - http://amillionlives.com/

 

IV.  SEARCH ENGINE -  Use GOOGLE.COM to find additional information.

V.  BOOKS  - At the top of the media center web page, click: CHEROKEE LIBRARY MEDIA  
COLLECTION
.   Type personís name in the SUBJECT space to find information about him/her.
        DEWEY NUMBERS:  920ís =  collective biographies,   921ís = biographies and autobiographies.

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Updated by Linda Dennis, 02/2004