Mary Livermore Library

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
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Pembroke, NC 28372-1510

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Selected Resources for Mythology


Print Reference Sources


The Book of Goddesses & Heroines.

            Ref BL473.5 .M66 1990 (older ed. in General Collection)


Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, Legends of Charlemagne; with Dictionary Index.

            Ref BL310 .B82 1947


Clowns & Tricksters: An Encyclopedia of Tradition and Culture.

            Ref GR524 .C48 1998


Companion to Literary Myths: Heroes and Archetypes.

            Ref PN56.M95 D4813 1992


The Continuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in Art.

            Ref GR705 .W47 2004


A Dictionary of Comparative Religion.

            Ref BL31 .D54 1970


Dictionary of Gods and Goddesses.

            Ref BL473 .J67 2004


Dictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs.

            Ref PN43 .D48 1988


Dictionary of Mythology, Folklore and Symbols.

            Ref GR35 .J6


Eerdmans' Handbook to the World's Religions.

            Ref BL80.2 .E35 1982


Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics.

            Ref BL31 .E434


An Encyclopedia of Archetypal Symbolism.

            Ref BL603 .A72 1991


Encyclopedia of Fable.                                                                                          

            Ref PN980 .S66 2000


The Encyclopedia of Religion. (edited by Mircea Eliade)

            Ref BL31 .E46 1986


The Encyclopedia of Religion. (edited by Lindsay Jones)

            Ref BL31 .E46 2005


The Facts on File Encyclopedia of World Mythology and Legend.

            Ref BL303 .M45 2004


Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music, and Art.

            Ref GR35 .F63 1997


Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend.

            Ref GR35 .F8


Goddesses in World Mythology.

            Ref BL473.5 .A66 1993


The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion.

            Ref BL310 .F7 1963


Guide to the Gods.

            Ref BL473 .L43 1992


The HarperCollins Dictionary of Religion.

            Ref BL31 .H37 1995


Legends of the Earth, Sea and Sky: An Encyclopedia of Nature Myths.

            Ref BL435 .A53 1998


Man, Myth & Magic: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mythology, Religion, and the Unknown.

            Ref BF1407 .M34 1997 (older ed. in General Coll-Folio)


Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs.

            Ref GR35 .M43 2000


The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, & Literature.

            Ref GR705 .S344 2001



            Ref BL311 .D513 1991


Mythologies of the World: A Guide to Sources.

            Ref Z7836 .S63 (c. 2 in General Collection)


The Mythology of All Races.

            Ref BL25 .M8           


The New Arthurian Encyclopedia.

            Ref DA152.5.A7 N48 1991


The Oxford Guide to Classical Mythology in the Arts, 1300-1990s.

            Ref NX650.M9 R45 1993


Recent Studies in Myths and Literature, 1970-1990: An Annotated Bibliography.

            Ref Z2014.M985 R4 1991


Religions on File. (for illustrations only)

            Ref BL82 .R45 1990


Theories of Myth: An Annotated Bibliography.

            BL304 .S54 1997


The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.

            Ref BL458 .W34 1983


World Mythology.

            Ref BL311 .W66 1993        


World Mythology : An Annotated Guide to Collections and Anthologies.

Z7836.S54 1996



Print Indexes


Essay and General Literature Index.

            Biblio Ref


Humanities Index. (use for journal articles published between 1974-1984; for later information, use the Web version listed below)

            Biblio Ref



Web resources available through Mary Livermore Library


From the Library's home page:


            Click on BraveCat (Catalog).


Click on Journal Finder to find out if the Library provides an electronic full text version of journal articles or provides the journal title in print.


Click on Electronic Resources, click on Database Title, and then, under “Quick Links” on the right, click on EbscoHost.  From EBSCOHost, check the boxes for MasterFILE Premier and Academic Search Premier (optionally, check the boxes for MLA International Bibliography, ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, and/or Communication & Mass Media Complete), and then click on Enter.                                                                                                                                    


Click on Electronic Resources, click on Database Title, and then under “Quick Links” on the right click on OmniFile.


Click on Electronic Resources, click on Database Title, and then click on Encyclopedia Britannica Online.


Click on Electronic Resources, click on Database Title, and then click on Oxford Reference Online: Premium Collection.  Either choose a subject such as Mythology & Folklore or search.


Click on Electronic Resources, click on Database Title, and then click on WorldCat to find materials owned by other libraries that may be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.


Click on Reference Services, click on Resource collections and search engines, and then click on Librarians’ Index to the Internet.  Use Search to find links to reputable Web sites.


Click on Electronic Resources, click on Database Subject, and then choose the appropriate subject to find additional online resources.



Web Resources


Use Bulfinch’s Mythology:


Use The Camelot Project:


Use The Encyclopedia Mythica:


Use Legends:


Use Open Directory--Arts: Literature: Myths and Folktales:


Use Wikipedia, but verify information in another source: