To find books about an author or volumes of critical essays on literature use cataLION.
To find books written by, for example, Dorothy Allison, do an author search: "Dorothy Allison"
To find books about Grace Paley do a subject search: "Dorothy Allison"
To find books containing literary criticism, do a keyword search: "Dorothy Allison" and "Criticism" or "influence" or interpretation
LION OneSearch is an online research tool that "pulls together" almost all of our Library resources so that they can be explored using a single search box. In other words, rather than searching the cataLION library catalog for books and one of the Albright Library databases such as Academic Search Complete for journal articles, you can do a LION OneSearch and get results which include books, e-books, journal articles, and government documents in one list. In fact, you could think of LION OneSearch as the Library's version of Google searching for quality library resources.