Available to the Boston College community:
Contemporary Authors Provides complete biographical and bibliographical references for more than 90,000 authors in the U.S. and around the world.
Dictionary of Literary Biography The online version of the DLB provides access to thousands of essays from 99 DLB volumes focusing on all genres and time periods of American and British Literature.
Literature Online (LION) A fully searchable library of more than 330,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose. This online library also includes biographies, bibliographies, criticism, and reference sources. You may search the complete Literature Online database at once, or choose an individual collection from the list of collections
Literature Resource Center Provides information on more than 90,000 novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of 2,000 of the most-studied authors. Combines many of Gale's literary databases in a single Internet-searchable service.
More biographical databases at Boston College ...
Molino, Michael. Twenty-first century British and Irish Novelists. Detroit: Gale, 2003. (O'Neill Library Reference: PN451.D53 vol. 267)
Breathnach, Diarmuid. Beathaisnéis: 1882-1982. Baile Átha Cliath: An Clóchomhar, 1986- (O'Neill Library: Reference PB1317.B327x 1986) Includes biographies of Irish-language writers from the late nineteenth to the late twentieth century. Entries are in Irish.
Uí Nia, Gearóidín. Eolaire Chló Iar-Chonnachta de Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge: Who's Who in Irish-language Writing. Indreabhán, Conamara: Cló Iar-Chonnachta, c1998. (O'Neill Library: PB1325 .U48 1998) A directory, in Irish, of Irish language literary authors, with contact information and very brief outlines of literary careers. The entries contain little or no biographical information.