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LIBRARY GUIDE TO Folklore Pathfinder

Reference Sources


Encyclopedia of American Folk Art

 American Folklore


Bulfinch's Mythology. Do not be deceived by the title as vol. 2 and 3 deal with the age of chivalry and legends of Charlemagne.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable 
Internet Sites
Virtual Library:Folklore

Online Journals:

Arthuriana: The Journal of Arthurian Studies

American Folk


Culture and Tradition (Canadian)

Cultural Analysis

African Studies Quarterly

Online Texts:

Aesop's Fables

Cinderella Project - provides a dozen English versions of fairy tales.

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales and Stories

Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts - covers American and English literature and western philosophy

Grimm's Fairy Tales

Online Books Page - tab down to the GR's and P's

Project Gutenberg - searchable by either author or title.

TuneBook Live - provides scores from folk songs around the world.

Sixteenth Century Ballads

Digital Music Collections

The Mudcat Cafe - provides texts of ballads.

The Labyrinth Library

Werewolf Legends from Germany

Folklore, Myth and Legend

Myths and Folktales

Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts

Folk Music of England Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America - Provides both words and music.

Folklore, Material Culture and Entertainment


Societies, Directories and Programs, Resources

American Folklife Center - Folklife Sourcebook

The American Folklore Society

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage


American Folklife Center - from the Library of Congress

Archive of World Music - some of the collections in this archive have been digitized.

Southern Folklife Collection - some of the recordings and photos are digital.


Dan Ring
Dan Ring The content of this guide was originally curated by Dan Ring.


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