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College Reading & Study Skills (Intro to): Finding Author Information

Guide for the class Intro to College Writing & Study Skills.

Checklist: Find Author Info

1. Use Library Databases!  See the links below and follow to find what information is available on your chosen author!

FIND articles:

Research databases
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2. Try the web to find:

  • Author Biographies
  • Publisher Pages on Authors
  • Personal Webpages of Authors
  • Facebook Profiles
  • Author Interviews in Print
  • Author Interviews on Video

3. Use the links on each of the Wisconsin & Minnesota Authors pages of this guide to see what information you can find on your author.

4. If you need help using databases or evaluating the information you find on the web, take a look at our HOWLER tutorials!

5. Remember, it might be difficult to find biographical information on some of the area's more obscure authors.

6. Talk to a librarian or contact us in any of the ways listed on the Libraries' Reference and Research Help Page.  We can save you some time and frustration!

Finding a Book Using 'WorldCat' lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

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Wisconsin Authors Tutorials

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Wisconsin Authors - Assignment for Intro to College Reading and Study Skills

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Web Tools for Citation

These free web-based tools can help create and manage your citations for your research papers. Always check with your instructor to see if it is okay to use these.