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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 Literature?

Folk Literature includes folk narratives (fables, folktales, legends, fairy tales, and storytelling); folk poetry (oral poetry, ballads, epics).  Works on folklore and literature  are also on this page. Works on myth are found in a separate section.  Tale type and motif-indexes also have a tab to themselves.

Folk Narrative and Storytelling

Folk Poetry

Folklore and Literature