Why can't I type in an author's name and the website find any resources for it like on google. I am trying to find any information for Gwendolyn Broo
I assume you mean Gwendolyn Brooks, the famous poet. Please let me know if I'm wrong in that assumption. Try going to a database like Biography in Context. Typing in “gwendolyn brooks” retrieves numerous academic journal, news, and reference sources. For biographical information, I’d recommend the links under the ‘reference’ or ‘featured content’ headings. The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives and Contemporary Women Poets bios both look very good.
If you want academic material about her, you might also try a general database like Academic Search Premier, ProQuest, or JSTOR; or specialized databases like Black Women Writers. Try a search like this one – I get back lots of articles on her style and impact.
A list of our databases relevant to writers and poets can be found here. Let me know if I can be of any assistance in your search.