Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online – Makes Classic Gale Source Available 24/7

Farmington Hills, Mich., Jan. 23, 2009 — For 30 years, libraries have looked to Dictionary of Literary Biography for biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures.  Now this iconic source is available online, bringing the same high-quality content of the print version to researchers at any time.

Maintaining the familiar look and feel of the print source, a mainstay with researchers for years, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online provides 16,000 articles and thousands of images in a digitized format.  Covering those who made a mark in the literary world, from ancient Greek authors, to travel writers, to Nobel Prize Laureates, the content of Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online is both biographical and critical in nature.  

“Most literary coursework, be it at the middle school level or graduate classes, is organized by time period or genre, with the courses themselves typically set up the same way,” said Janet Witalec, project manager for Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online.  “This reference source blends the time period and genre categories, providing the researcher the best, most comprehensive tool possible.”

With more than 420 volumes, Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online tracks the development of an author’s body of works and the evolution of their reputation.  A collection of mammoth proportion, with more than 164,000 digitized pages, the online version allows researchers to keep up with literary perspectives and libraries to clear shelf space.

This collection is composed of –

  • Dictionary of Literary Biography (more than 350 volumes)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (50 v)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 v)

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected]

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