Type- and Moif-Indexes are the specialized tools of the folklorist. With these tools you can locate variants of any international folktale. Use the links below for further help on how to use these indexes.
Specialised type and motif-indexes also exist for ballads, legends, and special topics. Consult Azzolina's Tale Type and Motif Indexes: An Annotated Bibliography to find many more than the ones listed here.
Type- and motif-indexes are folklorists' tools for locating variants of folk literature texts. For more indexes based on this system, look on the Folk Literature tab.