You will find a links to resources and scholars devoted to specific authors and ways to locate author information.
Twayne's Authors Series.
Twayne World, US, and English Author Series: full text of 200 frequently used Twayne Literary Masters books
Critical Heritage Series
To locate, conduct a keyword search in the SUMMIT catalog with your author's name and the words "critical heritage". A search for: "jane austen" AND "critical heritage" would retrieve: Jane Austen: The Critical Heritage; edited by B. C. Southam.
Brontë Parsonage Museum
Features an annotated list of Brontë-related links.