Mythology, Folklore & Legend Research Guide

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This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in mythology, folklore, & legend and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research ask a librarian. 

Databases

Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in mythology, folklore, and legend. 

To select the database(s) most suited t your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases for Researching on Mythology, Folklore, and Legend:

Additional databases are available from our Databases for English.
Or select other databases from all database options.

Are you looking for an article you can't find from the links above?

Help Using the Databases

Select your guide or video tutorial from Catalog and Database Help page. 

Advance Database Tools for Organizing your Research

Learn about bookmarking your articles, creating alerts, saving your searches and more from videos on using advance tools in the databases. 

Reference & Books

Reference works may be intended for a general audience or for a scholarly audience within a specific discipline. It is recommended that you read the preface or introduction to a work to help determine what kind of information, as well as the authority and knowledge of the contributing authors, you can expect to find. (more info...)  

Reference works in the library

Where to Browse in the Library

Print materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Collection and in the Main Stacks in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System

  • 291 (mythology)
  • 292 (Greek and Roman mythology)
  • 398 (folklore)

Reference Online

Books and Ebooks

Library Catalogs

Where to Browse in the Library

Books and other materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Stacks, Reference Atlases, and Main Stacks in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System: 200s (theology) and 900s (history). 

 

Are you looking for an item you can't find through the links above?

Journals

Videos

Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on mythology, folklore, and legends.

Mythology

Folklore

Legend


Past last updated: 11 June 2014 | ODU Library Reference Services 
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