The databases below are a good place to look for biographical materials. When accessing the databases from home, log in with your Central Piedmont username and password.
To search the databases, use keywords. For example "Eric Carle" for results related to that author. You can also use last name first name (example: Sendak, Maurice or Maurice Sendak). Connect two search terms using AND (example. "Maurice Sendak" AND"biography.") If you need additional help, feel free to get in touch with a librarian.
Something About the Author Online provides comprehensive access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's Something About the Author print series. It examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Ideal for early childhood education majors!
Offers access to encyclopedias, dictionaries, and atlases covering a range of subjects from literature, to law, to science and more. All titles are full-text searchable. Credo also offers the ability to seamlessly search within other library resources such as the Central Piedmont Library Catalog and ProQuest making it a great place to begin your research.
Gale's Literature Resource Center covers more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Search by Author Name, Title, Genre, Literary Movement or Literary Themes, or combine criteria to create a highly-targeted custom search path.