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HIST 2215: Ireland from the Middle Ages to the Present

Researching Authors

Online Resources

Online Resources - Author Research

Some Reminders


In seeking information on the authors and their backgrounds, look at the beginning of their book or article for prefaces, introductions, and so on.  If there is no information on the author there, look on the Web, and in hardcopy reference works on modern scholars, such as the Dictionary of American Scholars.  Also check the Web and library catalogues (the British Library Catalogue is excellent) to see what other books the author has published, besides the one you are using.  This will help you to discover the author's area(s) of expertise and interest.

Get Organized!

Authors Worksheet

Use this worksheet to organize information about your authors.

Search the Web

Search the Web

Not finding what you need?

Search the web for information about your author. You may find personal webpages, publisher pages, faculty pages, social network accounts, and more!

Print Resources

Print Resources - Author Research

Book Reviews and Indexes

Book Reviews and Indexes - Author Research

Search Tip: Check the advanced features of these databases - some of them will let you filter by book reviews.  Otherwise, try adding the word review as one of your search terms.

Library Catalogs

Library Catalogs - Author Research

Search these library catalogs to see what other books a selected author has published..

Fairfield University Library Catalog

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