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Introduction to Library Research

Basic Reference Resources

  • A bibliography of North American folklore and folksong REF Z5984.U5 H3 
  • American folklore: An encyclopedia  REF GR101.A54 1996
  • American regional folklore: A sourcebook and research guide REF GR105.34.M66 2004
  • Encyclopedia of women's folklore and folklife REF GR470.E63 2009 (2 vols.)
  • Greenwood encyclopedia of African American folklore REF GR111.A47G74 2006
  • Greenwood encyclopedia of world folklore and folklife REF GR35.G75 2006 (4 vols.)
  • Greenwood encyclopedia of folktales & fairy tales. REF GR74.G73 2008
  • Motif index of folk literature; a classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, mediaeval romances,
         exempla, fabliaux,  jest-books, and local legends
    REF GR67.T52

Online Databases

atticle linker -find out how to locate full texts of articles retrieved from online databases that have this icon (turn on your audio)

Print Sources

Check also the card catalog in Special Collections for material about Maine Indian folklore.

Use URSUS to locate books and journals in the library. You may also request books and articles from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan. Use appropriate subject headings.

Key terms:

  • Folk literature
  • Folk narrative
  • Folklore
  • Indians of North America -- folklore
  • Indian mythology -- North America
  • Legends -- Abenaki Indians
  • Myth 

Selected online resources


RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to

  • Create lists of citations of resources from your research.
  • Insert citations in your paper from your lists of citations
  • Create a list of references at the end of your paper

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