Welcome to the Folklore and Mythology LibGuide at the University of Washington Libraries. Folkloristics, the study of Folklore, is the study of human expressive culture, and includes myths, legends, folk- and fairy-tales, jokes, proverbs, jump-rope rhymes, material culture, and much more. It offers rich insight into human behavior, creativity, and belief systems.
Our Folklore and Mythology print collection is housed at Suzzallo Library: make sure to check the GR call numbers! In addition, you have access to several hundred online databases, over thirty E-Journals (many with full-text options), and many free internet websites.
Please explore this guide for more information and links to the most useful resources for research in Folklore & Mythology. Use the tabs to the left to locate resources relevant to the study of Folklore and Mythology.
Many of the databases in this guide are restricted to UW students, staff and faculty. These are marked with UW Restricted lock icon. To connect to these databases from home you will need log in with your UW NetID.