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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.

When to use encyclopedias

There are encyclopedias on everything under the sun. They are especially useful when starting a research project to give the "lay of the land" of a subject.  Most also provide lists of further reading. 

General Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Regional Encyclopedias

Subject Encyclopedias