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Folklore Reference Collection at Indiana University

This guide will introduce you to indexes, bibliographies, encylopedias, and dictionaries useful for research in folklore and ethnomusicology.

How to use this page

The major index for scholarly literature in folklore is the MLA Bibliography.  Sometimes, however, you need a bibliography tailored to a specific subject or document type.  Here you will find a sampling of such works.

Additional bibliographies may be found on the subject tabs in this guide. 

MLA International Bibliography

The MLA International Bibliography enables users to find books and articles on languages, literature, folklore, and linguistics. It includes print and electronic journals, series, books, and web sites. Most publications are covered from 1926 to the present. SInce 970, the Bibliogaphy has had an entire section devoted to all aspects of folklore and related fields. 

    General Bibliographies

    Bibliographies on Special Subjects