You can use our library search tool SuperSearch to find biographical and other background information on your chosen author. Use the Reference Content Type filter to limit your results to articles from a range of reputable encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other sources — all available to you online when you're logged in with your Wellesley credentials.
("Nellie Wong" OR "Wong Nellie")
("Nellie Wong" OR "Wong Nellie") AND biograph*
(The asterisk * is a shortcut for searching for different forms of the word: biography, biographical, etc.)
Although SuperSearch searches most of the content in our Reference databases, these individual databases can make it easier to focus your search (for example, by limiting to biographical articles or filtering for shorter or longer articles). They will also sometimes find articles that don't show up in SuperSearch. If you are working on a writer who is African American or from the African Diaspora, the Oxford African American Studies Center is an important source to search.
Reference works such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks can provide