With one search, you can read book reviews, author biographical information, literary criticism, and more.
The easiest way to search this database is to simply enter an author's name. Click on any of the active tabs (not all tabs will necessarily have content) to see: Biographies; Literary Criticism, Articles, & Work Overviews; Bibliographies; Additional Resources (usually author web sites); and a Literary-Historical Timeline (see events and people from the author's time period).
For example, if you enter a search on the author, Kate Dicamillo, your results will include:
Credo Reference is an online reference collection, and it features full-text content from hundreds of reference books covering a broad range of subjects. It's a search engine like Google, but instead of searching the entire Internet, your results come from a comprehensive library of scholarly reference sources without advertisements, clutter, or irrelevant hits.
Like Credo Reference, GVRL is an online reference collection. The difference? The books that comprise this database are different, so you'll get different results. It's worth checking both.
CQ Researcher consists of weekly reports on current events, with an archive that goes back to 1923. Each report includes an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.