What about Websites for Author Research?
Of course you are going to google your author....notice, I said GOOGLE, not Bing! Just pay attention to who produced or sponsored the site? Is it the author's personal site (does that mean the publisher pays for it)? Is it an Internet "reference" site like A & E Biographies (that may be more objective)? Evaluate the site for authority, bias, accuracy, and so on before using it!
Research In Context
We have a trial subscription to the new database called Resarch in Context. Click on the link below, Click on Research in Context.
Your search will be sorted into Reference books, Magazine Articles, Biography, and sometimes video, etc.
HELP with your bibliography
Use CONTEMPORARY AUTHORS (listed on the Destiny Home page under DATABASES). Simply enter author's name, do not make any selections in the Filter boxes. If you access this from home, it may look a bit different, and it may ask you for a password - use the one provided by your librarian.
This is an AWESOME RESOURCE, but, here is a tip: If you use the Authors & Artists for Young Adults volumes from the Reference Section, this article will be exactly the same (it will not count as a second source).
EBSCO for Magazine articles and More!
Use ESBSO (in POWER LIBRARY) to find a great magazine article about your author. Remember to Check the FULL TEXT Box, and then you will probably want to limit your results to MAGAZINES. Don't bother with articles less than 1/2 page long, don't use book reviews for this source, but... Interviews are GREAT!