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Folklore : Databases and E-Journals

This guide presents resources and tips useful for students in folklore classes. Topics covered include folklore, folklife, and folkways.

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Thomas Durkin
Anthropology, Archaeology, Folklore, Religion, Social Sciences, Sociology
Social Science Reference Library
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Room 8432, Sewell Social Science Building
1180 Observatory Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
(608) 262-6195
(608) 262-7340
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Welcome/About the Folklore Guide

Welcome to the Folklore LibGuide. This guide is designed to cover the various facets of the study of folklore, including: folktales, folklife, folkways, and material culture.

Please note that most of the resources listed here are also available from the Main Libraries Web Site.

If you have any questions, please contact Tom Durkin. (Additional contact information at right).

Core Folklore Research Tools

Additional Literature Databases and E-Journals Useful for Folklore Research

All of these databases can be found in the Database Library. If you are trying to find the e-journal for a specific journal title, please try Citation Search.

Additional Helpful Anthropology Literature Databases

All of these databases can be found in the Anthropology/Archaeology list of databases in the Database Library.

Databases Relevant to Folk Art, Crafts, and Material Culture

Databases Relevant to Folk Music/Dance and Ethnomusicology

Databases Relevant to Food/Cooking

Gender & Women's Studies Resources

General Multi-Topic Research Databases

General Reference Databases

These resources, as well as a variety of others are available on the Database Library list of Reference Sources. They are general in scope, and not limited to the study of Folklore.

Getting Dissertations

Using the links below, you have a variety of options for locating dissertations. Please note that UW-Madison dissertations are kept in Memorial Library. It usually takes up to a year for a completed dissertation to be added to the library collection. You can look for UW-Madison dissertations in the Library Catalog.