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Mythology Resources Online
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General Reference Sources
  • UXL Encyclopedia of World Mythology (Gale) Authentication Required
    Great place to start your exploration. Access to the "Gale Student Resources in Context" is provided through ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) arranged by Minitex.
  • Greek Mythology (Gale; online)
    Access to the "Gale Student Resources in Context" is provided through ELM (Electronic Library for Minnesota) arranged by Minitex.
    • Oxford Reference Online: Mythology & Folklore Authentication Required
      This collection of online reference works includes the Dictionary of African Mythology; Dictionary of Asian Mythology; Dictionary of Celtic Mythology; Dictionary of Creation Myths; Dictionary of English Folklore; Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable; Dictionary of Superstitions; Dictionary of World Mythology; and the Oxford Companion to World Mythology.
    • Classical Studies: Oxford Reference Online Authentication Required
      Up-to-date online versions of:
      The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture
      The Oxford Classical Dictionary (3d rev ed.) Reference library
      The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4th ed.) Reference library
      The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
      The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (3d ed.)
      Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
      The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
      Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin (3 ed.)
      Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English (3 ed.)
      Who's Who in the Classical World
  • Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization [electronic resource] Authentication Required
    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. "Online version provides a survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects. Drawing on the latest edition of the Oxford Classical Dictionary, the Companion offers articles on diverse fields such as, history and politics; ethics and morals; law and punishment; social and family life; language, literature, and art; religion and mythology; technology, science, and medicine."
Journal Article Databases
  • Année philologique Authentication Required
    The most comprehensive index to Classical Studies. It is an index of citations to books and articles in all areas of ancient Greek and Latin studies. Print index available at WILSON Reference PA29.A5x.
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  • Anthropology Plus Authentication Required
    Anthropology Plus brings together into one resource the highly respected Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the UK. Anthropology Plus provides extensive worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies. The index offers excellent coverage of all core periodicals in the field in addition to local and lesser-known journals. Coverage is from the late 19th century to the present.
  • eHRAF World Cultures Authentication Required
    Contains FULL-TEXT information on over 360 cultures of the world, past and present. Electronic HRAF contains resources added since 1991 but earlier segments will be added to this database on a regular basis.
  • Literature Online Authentication Required
    Searchable full-text of over 300,000 works of English and American poetry, drama, and prose. Index to secondary sources includes entries from Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature and The MLA International Bibliography. Also includes an online full text library of literary reference resources.
  • MLA International Bibliography Authentication Required
    The MLA International Bibliography is a classified listing and subject index of scholarly books and articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics which has been compiled by the Modern Language Association of America since 1926.
  • PhilPapers : Philosophical Research Online Authentication Required
    PhilPapers is a comprehensive index and bibliography of philosophy maintained by the community of philosophers. Using advanced trawling techniques and large scale crowdsourcing, PhilPapers monitors all sources of research content in philosophy, including journals, books, open access archives, and personal pages maintained by academics.
    "TOCS-IN provides the tables of contents of a selection of Classics, Near Eastern Studies, and Religion journals, both in text format and through a Web search program. Where possible, links are given with articles of which the full text or an abstract is available online (about 15%).

    The project began to archive current tables of contents in 1992, and now contains ca 185 journals, and over 45,000 articles, in a database at Toronto."

Area Studies & Subject Resources
  • Anthropology
    This subject covers: the origins, physical and cultural developments, biological characteristics, and social customs and beliefs of humankind.
  • Classics
    This subject covers: the areas of ancient Greek and Latin language and linguistics, and ancient Greek and Roman history, literature, philosophy, art, archaeology, religion, mythology, music, science, and early Christian texts.
  • East European Studies

    [RQS subject no longer available]
  • Fairy Tales
    This subject covers: Literature, History, Anthropology
  • German Language & Literature
    This subject covers: Sources for studying the language and literatures of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, in English and in German; biographical information about authors; dictionaries.
  • Iberian (Spain and Portugal) Studies
    This subject covers: the history, cultures, and affairs of Spain and Portugal from 476 to the present. For resources on Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, see: Portuguese Language and Literature, or Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Jewish Studies
    Study of Jewish culture, history, literature, languages and religion.
  • Latin American Studies
    This subject covers: the history, cultures and affairs of South America, Central America, Mexico, and the islands of the Caribbean. For resources on Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures, see: Language and Literature, Portuguese or Language and Literature, Spanish
  • Middle East Studies
    This subject covers: the study the people, cultures, religion, etc. of: Algeria; Bahrain; Egypt; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libya; Mauritania; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Syria; Tunisia; Turkey; United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
  • Russian Studies
    This subject covers: information about Russia and the former Soviet Union.
  • Scandinavian Studies
    This subject covers: the study of the Nordic (Scandinavian) countries, their cultures, languages and literatures: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Included are all humanities and social science disciplines as applied to the study of those countries. Also included is the history of Scandinavian immigration to the U.S.
  • Slavic Languages and Literature
    This subject covers: fiction, drama, poetry, essays, writers, literary movements, and criticism; words, dictionaries, language study, linguistics, and writing.
  • South Asian Studies
    This subject covers: the study of India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, Tibet and Afghanistan.
  • Spanish Language and Literature
    This subject covers: fiction, drama, poetry, essays, writers, literary movements, and criticism; words, dictionaries, language study, linguistics, and writing.
  • World Cultures
    Cultural aspects of various regions of the world, with an arts and humanities perspective; links to area studies and subject resource pages plus streaming audio and video resources.
    [RQS subject no longer available]
Free Web Sites
  • Bulfinch's Mythology
    Bulfinch's Mythology the Age of Fable or Stories of Gods and Heroes, by Thomas Bulfinch [1855]
  • Encyclopedia Mythica
    Mythology, folklore and legend from around the world are covered in this searchable online encyclopedia. There are more than 6,000 article entries, 300 images, a pronunciation guide, and an assortment of genealogical tables (detailing the family trees of various gods and goddesses) and maps. Subjects include Arthurian legend; Greek, Roman, Asian, African, and Native American mythology; Egyptian and Mesopotamian mythology; Folklore; and Judaic mythology. For fun, check out the randomly generated questions in the MythQuiz.
  • Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts
    Created and maintained by D. L. Ashliman of the University of Pittsburgh, this site provides an interesting by topic to the world's core folktales and myths. The site also provides a good set of links and a special emphasis section on Germanic myths, legends and sagas.
  • Indian Why Stories
    From the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library, this site provides 22 stories, transcribed by Frank B. Linderman in his 1915 book of the same title, including images of the original illustrations by Charles M. Russell are included.
  • Internet Sacred Text Archive
    Free website links to ancient texts including neolithic, Australian, Pacific, African, Ancient Near East, Greek and Roman, Northern European, Egyptian, Native American, and Modern Pagan. The Eastern section includes Shinto, Hinduism, I Ching, Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. The Western section includes a hypertext Bible and other Christian texts, Judaism, Mormonism, Bahai'i, Islam, Zoroastrianism, esoteric, occult, and other religions.

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