Literature in English: Biographical sources

Presents basic resources for literary research

Resources for biographical information of literary figures

General biographical sources

Finding book-length biographies

In a library catalog, the record describing a biography or autobiography generally gets a subject heading that includes the term 'biography'. For example in looking for a biography of Chinua Achebe, searching the PSU Library Catalog with the search statement 'Achebe' 'biography' the following book was  located. Note that one of the subject headings includes 'biography'. 

subject links for an item record in P S U catalog