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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.

What is folk belief?

Folk belief includes beliefs and folklore related to religion, the occult, unexplained phenomena, and the paranormal. This category also includes folklore commonly referred to as "superstition." For works on belief narratives or legends, see the folk literature tab. 

Folk Beliefs

Unexplained Phenomena

Witchcraft / Occult