Articles & Databases : FolkloreSee also
Sociology & Anthropology, Literature & Language
Folklore Resources @Mason
George Mason University website of folklore information (e.g., academic programs, research resources, events, jobs and internships, etc.) available at Mason and in the region.
Coverage: coverage varies
Collection of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences digitized in most cases back to the first date of issue. JSTOR also includes selected books, primary sources and other materials for academic work.
MLA International Bibliography
Indexes scholarly works (journal articles, monographs, book chapters, dissertation abstracts, and series) on modern languages, literature, linguistics, film studies, cultural studies, and folklore.
Academic Search Complete
Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with full-text, peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
America: History and Life
Provides English language abstracts of scholarly literature (journal articles, articles in collections, dissertations, book and media reviews) on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada.
American Theological Library Association (ATLA) Religion Database
Indexes journal articles, book reviews, and essays in Religious and Biblical Studies.
Brings together a wide range of written ethnographies, field notes, seminal texts, memoirs, and contemporary studies, covering human behavior the world over.
[Alexander Street Press]
Serves the research, teaching and practicing needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), AnthroSource offers access to content from AAA's portfolio of 32 anthropological publications which includes journals, books, monographs, bulletins and newsletters. Subjects covered include archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, linguistics.
BrowZine brings journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms, both open-access and subscribed, into a single place where users can view the tables of contents and read articles as new issues are released. Multi-platform access can be gained by downloading an application from the iPad App Store or Google Play Store.
Provides English language abstracts of scholarly literature (journal articles, articles in collections, dissertations, book reviews) on world history from 1450, excluding North America.
Note: with full-text links to JSTOR 420,000 journal articles; 24,000 dissertations; 51,000 book entries
Humanities International Complete
Provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. Humanities International completes offers indexing for over 2,300 journals, books and other publications, with full-text for over 1,200 of them.
Motif Index of Folk Literature
A classification of narrative elements in folktales, ballads, myths, fables, medieval romances, exempla, fabliaux, jest-books, and local legends.
Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia
Consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers; as well as accounts on the development of farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore. Covers the social, political, economic, scientific, religious and agricultural characteristics of the region between Lexington, Kentucky and Winchester, Virginia, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Birmingham, Alabama, from 1700-1950.
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Offers full-text versions of scholarly journals and books from many of the world's university presses and scholarly societies.
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
Comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day and offering full text for graduate works added since 1997, along with selected full text for works written prior to 1997. Contains new international dissertations and theses both in citations and in full text.
Religion and Philosophy Collection
Provides indexing, abstracts, and full text for about 250 scholarly journals. Subject coverage includes world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy and the history of philosophy.
Provides access to a range of primarily full-text, international periodicals for diverse religious and spiritual studies, covering formal theological studies of major religions, as well as the most recent trends and scholarly thought. Includes titles from religious publishing bodies and nondenominational organizations.
Most of these electronic resources are governed by license agreements which limit use to the George Mason University Community of students, faculty, staff, and on-site users of George Mason University Libraries facilities. Each user has the responsibility of using these resources only for individual, educational and non-commercial purposes. The systematic downloading, distribution, or permanent retention of significant portions of these databases may be a violation of said licenses or copyright law. Particular resources may have additional requirements for access or restrictions on use. Please consult with a University Libraries Collection Development Officer for details about terms and conditions.