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English and Literature Resources: Authors: Lives and Works

Important Databases

These databases focus on literature and are the best first places to search for journal articles and other criticism not published in books:

For additional articles from literary journals, you can supplement searches in these databases with searches in:


Search Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Mobile Applications

Here is a terrific link to: Mobile applications for literary study.  This list was compiled NYU's Amanda Watson and includes the latest apps for fiction, poetry, drama and rare books.


Authors: Their Lives and Their Work

This list of web resources can assist you with your author research.  You can also consult the databases available online (see Important Databases) to the left or you can click on Cheng's Journals and Periodicals.