Fantasy, Folklore and Mythology

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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

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Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Folklore GR French Folk Literature PQ 781-841 English Folk Literature PR 951-981
American Folk Literature PS 451-478 Comparative Mythology BL300-325

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Beliefs, Customs, Tales, Music and Art REF GR35 .F63 2011 v1-3
Encyclopedia of Folklore and Literature REF PN41 .E48 1998
Encyclopedia of American Folklore REF GR105 .W38 2007
The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales REF PN3437 .O94 2000
Find More

The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Fairy Tales, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fairy Tales" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader PN56.F34 F36 2004
The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm PN6071.F15 G74 2001
The Hero with a Thousand Faces BL313 .C28 2008
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes BL310 .H3 1999

Find More Folklore Find More Mythology Find More Fairy Tales


To search the Library Catalog for books about Fairy Tales, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fairy Tales" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Archetypal Patterns in Fairy Tales netLibrary eBook
All About Mythology EBSCO eBook
American Folklore: An Encyclopedia netLibrary eBook
Out of the Ordinary: Folklore and the Supernatural netLibrary eBook

Find More Folklore Find More Mythology Find More Fairy Tales


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Fairy Tales or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fairy Tales" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Tales of Wonder: Traditional Native American Fireside Stories E99.C5 T331 2004
Ancient Greece: Gods and Battles DF214 .A63 2010
Beowolf BL312 .Q53 2010
Myth in Human History BL310 .M98 2010

Find More Mythology Find More Folklore Find More Fairy Tales


To search the Library Catalog for books about Fairy Tales, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Fairy Tales" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems requesting an item, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Literature Resource Center Full-text journal articles, critical essays, work overviews & summaries, and author biographies from authoritative sources.
Bloom’s Literary Reference Essays and criticism examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history.
Project Muse Full text of 285 journals in literature, history, international/cultural studies and other humanities and social science fields.
JSTOR Complete historical full text of all issues of journals in a wide range of humanities and social science fields.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home using your library barcode number. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Encyclopedia Mythica pantheon.org
Folktexts pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html
Sur La Lune Fairytales surlalunefairytales.com

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936.273.7393 office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.edu Phone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: English Department

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
David Zimmerman, Department Chair david.h.zimmermann@lonestar.edu 936.273.7267 G120-E
Ron Heckelman ronald.j.heckelman@lonestar.edu


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