The best way to find book-length studies of an author and his/her works is to do a Subject search in ALICE for the name of the author (last name first). Here's an example of some of the search results for Dante:
In most cases, books by an author (which you would locate by doing an Author search in ALICE) will be shelved in the same area as books about the same author. But not always: some books cover multiple authors and will be shelved in a different section of the collection.
Finally, it's always a good idea to look for the same subject in OhioLINK as well as ALICE. You'll have a lot more to choose from, and borrowing books from OhioLINK is fast, free, and easy!