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  • Harvard Links
  • Folklore & Mythology Links
  • Library Resources
  • Specialized Resources
  • Journals



Language Resource Center

Undergraduate Research at Harvard (opportunities, responsibilities, and helpful resources on campus)

Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP)
UTEP is a pre-professional teaching program available to all Harvard undergradute students. This elective program combines coursework at the Graduate School of Education and field work in Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville public schools. Students who complete all of UTEP's requirements receive an educator license at the middle or high school level in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the states with which Massachusetts has licensure reciprocity. 



American Folklore Society

American Folklife Center, the Library of Congress

Higher Education Programs in Folklore & Folklife

Urban Legends and Folklore
Featuring both an archive, and current news debunking 'net rumors and categorizing emergent urban legends.

The Milman Parry Collection of Oral Literature



Traditions: Research Guide for Folklore & Folkloristics (Harvard College Library)

Indexes to Scholarly Journals
The resources below all index topics in ethnography, ethnology, ethnomusicology, folklore, folk narrative and oral narrative, and myth. They provide links to full-text on-line for many – but not all – of the articles they reference.

MLA International Bibliography
Indexes material from 1926 to the present, covering periodical articles (including review essays but not individual book reviews), articles in edited volumes, books, and dissertations.

Anthropology Plus (RLG)
Combined index that allows joint searching of the two indexes below (which are also available separately):

Anthropological Literature, produced by Harvard’s Tozzer Library, covering periodical articles and articles from edited books from the mid-19th century to the present

Anthropological Index, produced by the Royal Anthropological Institute, covering periodical article from 1957 to the present.

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science) 
Indexes periodical articles in the arts and humanities from 1975 to the present. Using this index, it is possible to search the bibliographies (“cited reference lists”) of articles and to explore connections among various articles and authors. 

Searchable Electronic Journal Collections

JSTOR Folklore
JSTOR itself is a full-text journal database which provides access to more than 500 titles in a wide range of disciplines, including African-American studies, anthropology, Asian studies, folklore, music, religion, and sociology. JSTOR Folklore covers five journals: Asian Folklore Studies, Folklore, Journal of American Folklore, Ricerca Folklorica and Western Folklore, from volume one to within circa five years of the most recent issue. These journals are also indexed by the MLA International Bibliography, with coverage beginning later than JSTOR’s  but continuing through the present.

Project Muse
Project Muse is a full-text collection of articles from over 200 scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. Coverage varies but generally includes recent years (e.g., 2003-present).



Online Bibliographic Management Program


A Refworks guide is available at the URL:

Online Dictionaries

Oxford Reference Online: Mythology and Folklore
(Choose „Mythology and Folklore.‰

Online Music

Smithsonian Global Sound

African American Song

Naxos Music Library

For more information, contact Pam Matz, Widener Library Research Librarian,



American Folk

Contemporary Legend

Journal of American Folklore

Western Folklore