Listed below are Reference books that may be useful in your research. They are available in print on the shelves and as eBooks online. Check the catalog to find books about your specific author. Please let us know if you would like help!
Suggested subject search terms-- “American literature ” + “history,” or a personal name, i.e. “Alice Walker.” To browse shelves, begin at Call # 810.9. American History is at Call # 973…
Beat Culture: Lifestyle, Icons, and Impact - REF 810.9 BEA
Benet’s Reader’s Encyclopedia of American Literature - REF 810.9
Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography - REF 810.5, 6 Vols. by era
Facts on File Companion to the American Novel - REF 813.003, Vols. 1-3 FAC
Harper Collins Readers Encyclopedia of American Literature - REF 810.9 HAR
Masterpieces of American Literature - REF 810.9
These resources contain biographies, book reviews, magazine and newspaper articles, videos, and literary criticism about your authors. If you are off campus you may have to use a password to gain access.
Professor Donna M. Campbell has compiled information about authors in America from the early 1500s through the 1920s.
The ipl2 Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors. Browse works by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period. Scroll down for a list of authors.
Links about the history and culture of the '50s, in alphabetical order collected by Professor Al Filreis.