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 Contemporary Authors

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"Contemporary Authors helps researchers discover biographical details on approximately 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, nonfiction writers, journalists and scriptwriters. Current writers, as well as the most-studied literary figures of the early 20th century, and authors from around the world are featured in this award-winning reference resource." --
Gale Website

Database Features
Biographical information on more than 130,000 modern novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists and scriptwriters
Sketches typically include personal information, career history, writings, and biographical and critical information

Search Operators
Connectors
: AND, OR, NOT
Wildcards
: * = one or more characters (e.g. comput*), ? = exactly one character (e.g. wom?n)
Proximity
: <search term> N# <search term> = search terms must be specified number (#) or fewer words apart

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