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Research Guides

Folklore & Mythology: Reference

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.

Reference Starting Points

Here are a set of reference tools that you can use to start your research.

Note: Many of the databases in this guide are restricted to UW students, staff and faculty. These are marked with UW restricted: login required from off-campus. To connect to these databases from home you will need to log in with your UWNetId.   

Hansel and Gretel

Hansel and Gretela German fairy tale first published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm. Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1909