Collection of journals published by many scholarly presses. Some journals are interdisciplinary and some articles, although primarily critical rather than biographical in nature, may contain biographical material and helpful bibliographies.
Reference works, such as biographical dictionaries, can be helpful starting points for obtaining basic biographies, chronologies, bibliographies and historical context. These books are found on the reference shelves, and many of them are multi-volume sets. The following are examples of some of the titles available, but a librarian can help you find more.
Dictionary of Literary Biography PN451.D52
Check the index at the back of the last volume to find which volumes have sections on a specific author.
British Writers PR85.B688
American Writers PS129.A55
World Literature and Its Times (call number varies by geographical area and time period covered)