You can search the Basic or Advanced Search on many databases.
When you choose a database, start with 1-3 keywords related to your topic.
For literature based databases, type in the author's name (last name, first name). You can change the search field with a drop down menu to "Author: Personal" in Humanities Full-text, or do a "Person Search" in Literature Resource Center.
Explore the search fields in these databases - you can also limit by document type or subject.