Because Gale publishes this work, we also have a handy-dandy finding aid through the Literature Resource Center database. The Literary Index found in the database gives all volume numbers in the DLB (plus many other reference works) where an author is mentioned. For instance, here are the DLB entries for Sherman Alexie: Dictionary of Literary Biography, volume(s) 175, 206, 278. Just hand the volume numbers to a student, with instructions to the massive blue set on the back wall downstairs.
But wait, there's more! Also in the Literature Resource Center, students can read the full text of the DLB articles online! Here's a screen shot of a person search on Alexie:
As you can see, #3, #5 and #11 are the DLB articles. We've got something for everyone! Print for those who like to feel the pages and electronic for those who want to do the research from home in their jammies.