Mythology, Folklore & Legend Research Guide

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This guide will point you to many of the library's resources in mythology, folklore, & legend and will link you to additional resources. If you need help with your research ask a librarian. 


Search library databases for journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, case studies, editorials, reports, reviews, and other documents. The following databases are recommended for research in mythology, folklore, and legend. 

To select the database(s) most suited t your needs, click on DatabaseInfoIcon for more information about each database. 

Most Frequently Used Databases for Researching on Mythology, Folklore, and Legend:

Additional databases are available from our Databases for English.

Or choose other databases from the Library's Databases page

Help Using the Databases 

Reference & Books

Reference works in the library

Where to Browse in the Library

Print materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Collection and in the Main Stacks in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System

  • 291 (mythology)
  • 292 (Greek and Roman mythology)
  • 398 (folklore)

Reference Online

Books and Ebooks

Library Catalogs

Where to Browse in the Library

Books and other materials can be found in ODU Library's Reference Stacks, Reference Atlases, and Main Stacks in the following ranges of the Dewey Decimal System: 200s (religions, mythology) and 900s (history). 


Are you looking for an item you can't find through the links above?



Web Sites

Visit the following sites for authoritative information on mythology, folklore, and legends.




Past last updated: 10 December 2015 | ODU Library Reference Services 
Image "Paper Cut of Dragon and Child" above courtesy of Jannoon028 and Retrieved February 18, 2014 from