Comprising the Dictionary of Literary Biography, Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Contemporary Authors, this resource includes short critical biographies of authors from all nationalities and eras.
To find books (films, journal & newspaper subscriptions, databases) within Dartmouth's collection, start with our library catalog.
Books can provide extensive information on topic, and its broader context, that a short article simply can't address.
Library catalog records are brief (publication info, along with our call number or link to our online provider.) Keep your searches simple, as there's not much to match against.
Tracking down a specific book chapter or journal article? Search our catalog by title for the book or journal that contains the chapter or article.
More searchable content means larger, less precise result sets
You are at the mercy of whatever wording the author used. Be creative in search terminology variations
Improve precision with quotation marks, to force a phrase search. ["Emily Dickson" is very different than Emily Dickinson]
Too many results? Try limiting to the past five or ten years, and then trust those articles' bibliographies to point you to important earlier research.
Still too many results? Try limiting your search to the document title field, or abstract field if available (check for advanced search options). This will eliminate some good results, but usually if the citation or abstract contains your search term, then the overall document is likely to be relevant.
Broad, but imprecise. By default, searches across our library catalog as well as many full-text article & book collections. Excludes searching bibliographic databases (other than our catalog). Also excludes some full-text databases, particularly those we get through Ebsco.
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics, biology, ecology, and other fields of the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
Consists of searchable database of citations (1949-present) to journal articles, essays in multi-author works, and book reviews in the fields of religious and theological studies. Journals representing all the major religious faiths, major denominations, and numerous language groups are included.
Multidisciplinary coverage of western-language periodical articles, chapters in edited volumes, conference proceedings, anthologies, etc. pertaining to east, southeast, and south Asia. Covers 1971 to the present.
The most comprehensive index of scholarship in literature, language, folklore, film, new media, and rhetoric and composition. Covers articles in periodicals, books, and book chapters. Does not index book reviews.
Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides citations from 1952 to the present to journal articles, book reviews, books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.