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Not all authors have an official biography or website. In such cases, Google can be a helpful resource.
Here are some tips for using Google to get author information:
1) Search for the author's name using quotation marks, for example "Robin Wall Kimmerer".
2) For author research, include keywords such as "biography" or "interview. Example: "Robin Wall Kimmerer" interview.
3) Look for official social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) pages - especially for younger authors and authors working in electronic media.
You can use literature databases to find criticism, biographies, and journal articles about your author and his or her works.
When accessing the databases from off campus, you will be asked to input your MyPima username and password.
Researching the author of a book can provide a lot of interesting information for the reader, and may help the reader to understand an authors purpose for writing. As part of your research for your book, you will be required to find background information about your author. Background information may include
Your instructor may require that you find a minimum number of sources about your author. Sources may include biographies or interviews. Your instructor may also allow you to use websites. Check with your instructor to verify how many sources you will need for your assignment.