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Database Makeover: Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

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Gale/Cengage Learning’s Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online is not a new resource at the library but it has recently emerged from a major update with an entirely new look for 2014.

What is Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online?

The DLB Complete Online is literally the comprehensive online resource for “critical essays on the lives, works and careers of the world’s most influential literary figures.”  DLB Complete Online includes three Gale literary series:  Dictionary of Literary Biography (vols. 1-348), Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series (50 vols.) and Dictionary of Literary Biography Yearbook (23 vols.).  Search over 400 volumes for 12,000 biographies and literary criticisms for thousands of authors.  Students can use DLB Complete Online to follow the development of an author’s catalog  and understand their place in literary history.

What’s new in Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online?DLB_term cluster

  • Improved and simplified search interface
  • Term Results track search terms over time and see trends visually
  • Term Clusters identify central themes and topics related to search terms

Take another look at this overlooked resource which recently got a whole lot better.  What’s old is new again!

Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

Contact Wayde Oshiro, waydeo@hawaii.edu, or Jue Wang, juewang@hawaii.edu, for more information.

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