Answered By: Ramsey Library
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2018     Views: 82

The best place to start is probably our Literature and Language databases. At the top you'll see our 'Best Bets' which are usually the best places to start your search. Specifically for literature criticism and author biographical information, our database Gale Literary Sources is a good starting point. 

We also have many good critical and biographical sources in our catalog as well. Search the 'Books and Media' search on our homepage to find these. We suggest keeping your search broad and to the point to find the best relevant sources. Using wildcard markers in the catalog helps a great deal as well. Try something like, '[author's name] critic*' or '[author's name] bio*' to start. Once you find the main area in our physical stacks, it is easy to browse for similar items. 

Let us know if you have any trouble or further questions at