New Literature eReference

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 4th, 2013

Over the break, the Library purchased two major Literature eReference sets.

Dictionary of Literary Biography – This 410 volume set includes 14,600+ biographies of a wide variety of writers. Library Journal referred to this set as the “best overall literary reference work ever published.”

Contemporary Literature Criticism – This 324 volume set includes literary criticism and biographical entries for 3,000+ contemporary authors.





New Reference Book: Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century

By - Research & Instruction Librarian November 2nd, 2010

Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, edited by Alfred W. Cramer,  Salem, 2009.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 780.92 C84M

A five volume set, being a biographical catalog of international (yet mostly Western) musicians.  Most entries are between three and five pages in length.

Examples include: Mary J. Blige, John Dever, Luciano Pavarotti, Salt and Pepa, Tammy Wynette

Helpful for: Music, Humanities, Humanities V Paper, Pop Culture

Spotlight On: Biography Resource Center

By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 20th, 2009

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Ohrstrom Blog is celebrating the inauguration of Barack Obama as our 44th President with the following database search tip:

Interested in comparing the legacies of past presidents?  Check out the reference articles available in Biography Resource Center, one of Ohrstrom Library’s online database resources.

Simply visit the Library’s website and select Biography Resource from the database menu:

Now, conduct a biographical facts search by clicking on the link:

Click on: Category Browse

Now choose: American Presidents

Select & Compare!

New Reference Book: Critical Companion to Robert Frost

By - Systems Librarian October 2nd, 2008

Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian

Critical Companion to Robert Frost: A Literary Reference to His Life and Work by Deirdre Fagan, Facts On File, 2007.

Find it in Ohrstrom at: Ref. 811 F92zFa

Critical Companion to Robert Frost

Opening with a Frost biography and an extensive list of suggested reading, this book also includes brief critical analyses of Frost’s “Works A-Z;” 28 short articles on themes, symbols, influences, people, and places in Frost’s writing; and several useful appendices, including chronologies of Frost’s life, work, and awards; bibliographies of works by and about Frost; and a list of his work by category.

HELPFUL FOR: Humanities IV

FUN FOR: New Hampshirephiles, poets, history buffs, bookworms