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Biographical & Literary Encyclopedias
Biographical Research on Major Authors can be straightforward, and the encyclopedic sources below should have information on most if not all of these authors. However, to get discussion of an author's working life, you may have to go to a full-fledged biography of him/her. (For this, see Author Biobraphies, below.)
American National Biography (Oxford databses may be slow to load.)
"The American National Biography highlights the lives of over 18,000 persons who have been important and influential in the history of the United States, from the early days of European exploration to the present." The ANB includes only deceased persons.
The LRC provides biographical and critical information on many authors. It includes the text of the more than 350 volumes of the Dictionary of Literary Biography. Search for Person By or About -- and then select Biographies (e.g., Catharine Beecher).
Use this Oxford database for additional information on Harriet Wilson & Charles Chesnutt.
Includes information on individual authors, literary movements, etc.
Search the UNC Catalog (above) for the literary author as "subject," or use the links below.
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. (biographies)