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Who should use this database?
Those looking for biographical-career overviews of writers.
What kinds of materials are referenced in the database?
Full-text articles from the Dictionary of Literary Biography series. "The most important thing about a writer is his writing. Accordingly, the entries in DLB are career biographies, tracing the development of the author's canon and the evolution of his reputation."
"The purpose of DLB is ... to place the figures in the larger perspective of literary history and to offer appraisals of their accomplishments by qualified scholars."