Meet the Author Research Guide
Gather & Organize Information
2. Author Interviews
Ask a librarian if we have a DVD of your author
Try http://www.readingrockets.org/books/interviews for author interviews
Add “npr” to your author’s name when you search in Google
NOTE: When you use webpages and resources on the internet, make sure you check and double check your facts.
ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
1. When was this information written or produced?
2. When was this website last updated?
3. Who wrote this information and why? Where? With Whom?
4. Is the author presenting facts/ unbiased information? (Is the author is trying to convince you or change your mind)
5. Where did the author got his facts/information?
6. Am I able to check the information in another source/website?
7. The information is written so that I can understand it. (Are there spelling mistakes, or is the website confusing/hard to navigate?)
Authors & Artists for Young Adults Aqua/Teal Series
Something About the Author Dark Blue Series
Major Authors & Illustrators Purple & Blue Series
Literary Lifelines White Series
100 Most Popular Children’s Authors
Great Authors of Children’s Literature
Lives and Works
Speaking for Ourselves
Speaking for Ourselves, Too
Supernatural Fiction Writers
When I Was Your Age
Writers for Young Adults
Biographies (On the Wall)
All Biographies can be found under the last name of your Author
Biographies are located on the SAME wall as the back door
Research Project Source Checklist
During your research, take a close look at your sources and complete the checklist below.
Does the information come from a variety of sources?
Are the source authorities credible?
Are all sources relevant to the research topic?
Do the sources provide sufficient coverage of the research topic?
If applicable, are all sources current and up-to-date?