Author Resources

About: Books (OPLIN)
Provided by the State Library of Ohio, it is THE place to find read-alikes, author biographies, plot summaries, series information, and more!

American & English Literature Full Text Collections (Libraries Connect Ohio)
This is a fully-searchable library of works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, plus biographies, bibliographies, and key secondary sources.

Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale)
The digital version of the standard literary resource (comprised of three series) for biographical and critical material on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures from all eras and genres.

Literary Index (Gale)
Quick and easy access to author and title listings from over 130 premium literature resources. The referenced products themselves contain complete biographies on authors and critical essays on their writings.

Literary Reference Center (EBSCO)
Use this resource to research an author, novel, or poem for school or personal interest. Learn more about a literary movement for book discussions.

Literary Sources (Gale)
Search several literary databases at once. Subjects covered include author biographies, literary themes, overviews of important literature, and reviews.

Literature Criticism Online (Gale) 
This database presents the complete literary commentary from 9 major critical reference series, providing online access to hundreds of volumes of information about authors and their works.

Literature Resource Center (Gale)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

NoveList K-8 Plus (EBSCO)
A wonderful reading resource for kids, children’s librarians and school media specialists, it has information on over 85,000 fiction and nonfiction titles for kids in the K-8 age range.

NoveList Plus (EBSCO)
Helping people find good things to read, this database covers over 161,000 fiction and over 60,000 nonfiction titles for all ages. In addition to finding books by author, title or subject heading you can also search by plots and for read-alikes and other books in series.

Salem Online
Provides online, searchable access to the full text of a variety of Grey House, H.W. Wilson, and Salem Press titles owned by the Library, in the following subjects: Health, History, Literature, and Science.

Scribner Writers Series (Gale)
The acclaimed Scribner Writers series provides students, teachers, and other researchers access to more than 2,000 original, comprehensive, scholar-signed essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world and from all time periods.

Something About the Author Online (Gale)
Something About the Author Online brings you thousands of illustrated biographical profiles of children’s authors and illustrators.

Twayne’s Authors Series (Gale)
The acclaimed Twayne’s Authors Online series of literary criticism offers in-depth introductions to the lives and works of writers, the history and influence of literary movements, and the development of literary genres.