This subject guide provides links to databases and eBook materials tha twill allow you to effectively survey the literature with regard to your selected author. You will find critical essays and articles based on the main themes in your author's works. *Be sure to search your author, as well as his/her specific works, and remember the power of quotation marks.
This is an evolving list of British authors (novelists, playwrights, and poets) and the general availability of resources for each.
Start here to secure books (print, e, or audio) by or about your author and your author's works.
*To log in to SORA - use your Lunch number (with a leading zero if it is only 4 digits)
*To log in to the Catalog use your Full First and Last name and your lunch number (no leading zero)
Search here if you cannot find anything in our local catalogs above. You must let Mrs. Freeman know the book title and author so that she can request it for you.
*Note that it may take a few days to a week to receive it. Submit requests asap!
Virtual Reference Library
*These were formerly in print.
* Save to your Google Drive as a Google Doc and then Copy and Paste the MLA citation in the Document. (All GALE databases will have the citation already embedded in the text.)
*Section #1 - BIOGRAPHIES (on right)
*TOPIC FINDER - visual (back to topic finder/reset)
*Section 2: Topic and Work Overviews (on right)
*May be helpful if you are not doing an author (e.g. a songwriter or band)
*Be sure to select to search all the databases available.
*Use this if you are really struggling to find information on your selected writer or if you want to explore something additional! (See tutorial below.)
0:00 - Search tips and tricks 9:45 - How to use results 11:56 - How to track results
*Topic Browse is an option.
*Keep an eye on Search Assist bar.
*Quotes for "strings of words"
*Advanced searches with subject and keyword
One stop shop for citation creation!