The following databases provide access to peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and other materials in literature and related fields. Literature Online is an excellent starting point for your Author Project because it includes biographical information on major authors, in addition to journal articles.
The following print reference sources are very useful for finding general background information on authors, including bibliographies of criticism on their works. Ask for assistance locating relevant volumes at the Reference Desk on the first floor of Ekstrom Library.
This handout provides specific critical questions you can ask to determine if a web site or other source is reputable enough for your project.