Answered By: John Harvard
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2016     Views: 100

SEARCH KEYWORDS
 

To improve your results in HOLLIS+, Academic Search Premier, and other multidisciplinary resources, try adding some of the following terms:

  • folklore, mythology
  • bibliography
  • genre terms (tales, folk music, legends, storytelling)
  • geographic terms (Italy, Italian, China, Chinese, United States, American)
FURTHER GUIDANCE
 
Ramona Islam, the library liaison to Folklore & Mythology, is available to support researchers via email or in-person consultation.
 
The Traditions research guide may provide a helpful overview if used in conjunction with HOLLIS+ (it is slated for a comprehensive update).
 
KEY DATABASES
 
America: History and Life is the primary bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present, covering over 2,000 journals published worldwide.
 
Anthropology Plus indexes publications in anthropology and related disciplines issued from the mid-19th century to the present. In addition to social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology and archaeology, fields such as folklore and material culture are well represented.
 
Arts and Humanities Citation Index (via Web of Science) is a multidisciplinary database covering the journal literature of the arts and humanities.  You can also search the database for articles that cite a known author or work.
 
JSTOR includes approximately 29 folklore journals, all in full-text format. Simply check the "folklore" box near the bottom of the Advanced Search form.
 
MLA International Bibliography indexes scholarly works (journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations) pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It is international and multilingual.
 
Project Muse includes more than 200 scholarly journals published by several university presses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
 
RILM Abstracts of Music Literature includes citations, abstracts, and subject indexing for articles about music in over 10,000 journals.

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