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Articles in databases

These are the essential databases for Folklore. For a longer list see the comprehensive list of Folklore databases.

  • Academic Search Complete:
    An all-inclusive scholarly and multidisciplinary database. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; KYVL; ( + )
  • Anthropology Plus:
    For comprehensive research in anthropology (limited full text). Citation only; ( + )
  • Humanities Abstracts:
    Scholarly sources in the humanities. Citation only; ( + )
  • Iter Bibliography:
    Secondary source materials on the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Citation only; ( + )
  • JSTOR:
    Scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and business. Full text included; ( + )
  • Project MUSE:
    Over 600 full-text scholarly humanities journals. Full text included; ( + )

Books and media

FIND BOOKS IN STEELY:

  • Steely's Books and Media:
    Search Discovery for books and media. Recommended for general topics; Full text included; Ebook collection; NKU specific materials; Open access; ( + )

RECOMMENDED eBOOKS:

RECOMMENDED PRINT BOOKS:

American Folklore: An Encyclopedia
GR101 .A54 1996
Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore, and Symbols
GR35 .J6
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
GR105.34 .B78 2001
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairytales
GR74 .G73 2008
Guide to Folktales in the English Language
GR74.6 .A83x
Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia
GR549 .R65 1998x

BROWSE BOOKS AND MEDIA:

  • GR72-79   -   Folk literature (General); including folktales, legends
  • GR81   -   Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)
  • GR99.6—390   -   By region or country
  • GR420—426   -   Costume, jewelry
  • GR430—488   -   Folklore relating to private life Including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.
  • GR500—615   -   Supernatural beings, demonology, fairies, ghosts, charms, etc.
  • GR620—640   -   Cosmic phenomena, weather lore
  • GR650—690   -   Geographical topics
  • GR700—860   -   Animals, plants, and minerals
  • GR865—874   -   Transportation, travel, commerce, etc.
  • GR880   -   Medicine. Folk medicine
  • GR890—915   -   Occupations
  • GR931—935   -   Signs and symbols
  • GR940—941   -   Mythical places

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