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Myths, Fairy Tales and Folklore

A guide for students and researchers interested in the study of Mythology, Fairy Tales and Folklore.



This is a selective guide to some of the resources available for researching Mythology, Folklore, and Fairy Tales. This page will be your gateway to books, journal articles, and web resources.  Here are a few other subject guides that will be of interest to you:

Enzyklopädie des Märchens Online

 Enzyklopädie des Märchens Online presents the results of almost two centuries of research in the field of folk narrative tradition. The database covers all genres of oral narrative tradition, not only fairy tales but also fables, myths, sagas in oral and written tradition, including new media such as comic books and computer games. It contains comprehensive articles on all narrative types and themes and offers detailed reports on numerous countries and regions.

New Titles in the Stacks

Avery Fisher Center

The Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media (AFC) is located on the 7th floor of Bobst Library. Our collections include over 28,000 videos (with U.S. and foreign cinema, drama and music performances, documentaries, art films, and more) and over 76,000 sound recordings (featuring music from a broad spectrum of classical, traditional, and popular artists and genres, from throughout the world and across history). Our viewing and listening facilities support a variety of analog and digital formats.  Here is just a sampling of the Mythology and Fairy Tale films available at the AFC: