Who is the author of the book or article?
Search the AUTHOR of the work you want to evaluate in one or more relevant databases in the boxes to the right to see what else s/he may have written.
Below are some useful article databases for the humanities. Find more discipline-specific article databases using the Library's Database Finder.
Below are some useful article databases for the social sciences. Find more discipline-specific article databases using the Library's Database Finder.
Search Ulrich's Periodicals Directory to find out about the sources in which your author has published -- Ulrich's can tell you whether a journal or magazine is scholarly or popular, tends to be liberal or conservative, is published by a professional association, a non-profit, or a commercial publisher. Who is the journal or magazine's intended audience? What kinds of articles do they typically publish?
Do an author search in the Library Catalog to find any books or other material by the author in the Library's collections (this will NOT locate journal articles). Enter the last name first for persons.
The Library Catalog connects you to our collections: books and journals (print and electronic), videos, CDs, maps, manuscripts, scores, sound recordings, and more.