Something about the Author Online, 2020 Edition

  • Volume 367
  • Includes volumes 1-353 and Supplements 1-26
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  • ISBN-10: 1414457766
  • ISBN-13: 9781414457765
  • DDC: 809
  • eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released November 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Something About the Author Online provides first-time comprehensive electronic access to all volumes ever printed in Something About the Author, the main series and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series - totaling more than 235 volumes, more than 20,000 entries and nearly 17,000 images.

Students, teachers, professors and researchers of children's and young adult literature have unlimited access to complete class assignments, prepare for lectures, develop presentations, write papers and more.

This complete archive preserves the full integrity of the print reference series and provides a backfile of searchable pages images digitized directly from the print volumes. Searching on an author's name unveils the writer's biographical profile in the familiar Something About the Author format.

Something About the Author Online includes hundreds of specially commissioned autobiography essays that average about 10,000 words; are illustrated with an abundance of personal photos; and present an entertaining and informative first-person perspective of the lives and careers of popular and significant authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.

Something About the Author Online is a continually growing collection that serves as the primary source for information on emerging authors and illustrators. Each time a new print volume in the series is published, it is automatically loaded to Something About the Author Online.

New features include cross searching with Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online and Literature Criticism Online .

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"Gale has published online an integrated, full-image version of its premier literary resources for children's authors and illustrators, Something About the Author and Something About the Author: Autobiography Series. The database is recommended on the basis of its content for school and public recommended as well for academic and libraries serving education and literature programs." --Booklist, April 15, 2009

— Booklist