Is the "Dictionary of Literary Biography" available online from the MCPL?
MCPL's subscription to Gale's Literature Resource Center includes all the essays from the Gale's Dictionary of Literary Biography, with the exception of materials from the DLB "documentary" and "yearbook" volumes. Please note that images from the print volumes are also excluded for copyright reasons.
The Dictionary of Literary Biography features more than 13,600 scholar-written signed biographical and critical articles on writers from all cultures, genres, and time periods.
To limit your searches within the LRC to results from the Dictionary of Literary Biography, please try the following to get the best results:
- Go to the Advanced Search screen.
- Scroll down a little, and in the field labeled "by publication title," type Dictionary of Literary Biography.
- Scroll back up to the search boxes. If you are looking for an author, put the last name in the field "person-by or about." If you are looking for a title, use "name of work."
- Click Search.
If you have difficulty finding what you need in the Literature Resource Center, please let us know or call Ask-a-Librarian at 240-777-0001.