Mythology & Folklore – Reference Sources

Andrea Alciati. Image of Icarus, from the Emblematum liber. 1536.
Andrea Alciati. Image of Icarus, from the Emblematum liber. 1536. Case W 1025 .0165.

American Folklore: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1996. Call Number: Ref GR 101 .A54 1996.

American Popular Culture: A Historical Bibliography. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-Clio, 1984. Call Number: Ref Z 5961 .U5 A53 1984.

Archetypes and Motifs in Folklore and Literature: A Handbook. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2005. Call Number: Ref GR 72.56 .A73 2005.

Ayto, John. Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. New York: Collins, 2005. Call Number: Ref PN 43 .B65 2005.

Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1998. Call Number: Ref PN 41 .E48 1998.

Funk and Wagnall’s Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend. New York: Funk and Wagnalls, 1949-1950. Call Number: Ref GR 35 .F8.

Grimal, Pierre. The Dictionary of Classical Mythology. Oxford: Blackwell, 1986. Call Number: Ref BL 715 .G713 1986.

Handbook of American Popular Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1978-1981. Call Number: Ref E 169.1 .H2643

Haywood, Charles. Bibliography of North American Folklore and Folksong. New York: Dover, 1961. Call Number: Ref Z 5984 .U5 H32. Vol. 1: The American People North of Mexico, Including Canada. Vol. 2: The American Indians North of Mexico, Including the Eskimos.

History of the Mass Media in the United States: An Encyclopedia. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. Call Number: Ref P 92 .U5 H55 1998.

Hoffmann, Frank W. American Popular Culture: A Guide to the Reference Literature. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1995. Call Number: Ref Z 1361 .C6 H64 1995.

New Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology. New York: Putnam, 1968. Call Number: Ref BL 311 .N43 1968.

Panati, Charles. Extraordinary Origins of Everyday Things. New York: Perennial Library, 1987. Call Number: Ref AG 6 .P37 1987. Includes household and calendar customs, religious traditions and superstitions, literary origins, and nursery rhyme sources and curiosities.

Southern, Eileen. African-American Traditions in Song, Sermon, Tale and Dance, 1600’s-1920: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature, Collections, and Artworks. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Call Number: Ref Z 5956 .A47 S68 1990.

Steinfirst, Susan. Folklore and Folklife: A Guide to English-Language References Sources. New York: Garland, 1992. Call Number: Ref Z 5981 .S74 1992.

Thompson, Stith. Motif-Index of Folk-Literature: A Classification of Narrative Elements in Folktales, Ballads, Myths, Fables, Mediaeval Romances, Exempla, Fabliaux, Jest-Books, and Local Legends. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1955-1958. Call Number: Ref GR 67 .T52.

Wilson, Charles Reagan, editor. The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. Call Number: Ref F 209 .N47 2006. Volume 4: Myth, Manners, & Memory.