Online Resources - Author Research
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.
Use this worksheet to organize information about your authors.
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Print Resources - Author Research
Book Reviews and Indexes - Author Research
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