Examine the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults.
Gale Literature: Something About the Author provides comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's long-standing Something About the Author and Something About the Author Autobiography Series. This critically acclaimed series examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults. Ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators just starting a career in the industry, it covers more than 12,000 individuals across over 217 volumes.
An easy-to-use resource for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume provides illustrated biographical profiles of approximately 75 children’s authors and artists.
Author entries typically cover:
- Personal life
- Works in progress
All entries are delivered in an easy-to-use online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals, resulting in a database embellished with around 17,000 images. A cumulative author index is included in each odd-numbered volume.
- Communication and Media Studies
- Creative Writing
- English Language
- English Literature
- Language Teaching and Learning
Platform Features & Tools
Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes.
By grouping commonly occurring themes, this tool reveals hidden connections within search terms—helping to shape research by integrating diverse content with relevant information.
Researchers can see the frequency of search terms within sets of content to begin identifying central themes and assessing how individuals, events, and ideas interact and develop over time.