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ENCYCLOPEDIA

Encyclopedia Mytica: An Encyclopedia on Mythology, Folklore, and Legend.

Currently almost 6,000 articles, including myths, folktales, images, genealogy tables, a pronunciation guide, and a list of concepts and their personifications.


COLLECTIONS

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fable

The classic nineteenth century work.

Perseus Ditigal Library

Extensive digital library of resources for the study of Ancient and Classical Greece. 16,000 images of architecture, sculpture, coins, vases, and sites; over 420 complete works (searchable) by 32 authors in both Greek and English; an encyclopedia; and the full Liddell-Scott-Jones Lexicon of Classical Greek with links into Perseus texts.

Universal Myths and Mysterious Places Index (Morgana's Observatory)
Creation, flood, and afterlife.

Peoples Paths: Literature, Stories, Poems

Links to contemporary and traditional Native American stories and poems.

Ani'Yun'wiya (the "Principal People") : Legends Before and After

Cherokee.

Classica Course CLA 212: Mythology

Primarily a database of images; includes basic bibliography and family trees.


ESSAYS AND TEXTS

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

Searchable edition of Sir James Frazer's monumental 1922 work.

Traditional Cherokee Belief System

From the Cherokee Nation Cultural Resource Center.


INDEXES

Anthropological Literature

Index to articles and essays on anthropology and archaeology.

Humanities Index 1984- .
Index to over 350 core English-language periodicals in the humanities, including literature, history, philosophy, religion, and related subjects.

MLA Bibliography 1963- .
The most comprehensive index to literary studies, MLA indexes critical scholarship on literature, language, linguistics and folklore. Coverage includes journal articles, series, monographs, dissertations, bibliographies, proceedings,etc.


AUDIO LINKS

World Mythology Audio Files

Links to audio files of nine stories. Quicktime 3.0 or newer required.

American Indian Radio

National distribution system for native programming. Includes links to video clips as well as audio and live programming.

Peoples Paths: American Indian Radio

Annotated links to stations and programs.

Omaha Indian Music

Traditional music from the 1890s and the 1980s. Interviews with tribal members. Part of the Library of Congress American Memory project.

Mohawk Nation Radio Tyendinaga

Dinetah: Sacred Land

Testimony of Dineh elder Mae Tso focusing on Navajo cultural beliefs.

Tending the Commons: Folklife and Landscape in Southern West Virginia


SITE INDEXES

Myths and Legends

Christopher B. Siren's outstanding collections of links.

The People's Paths Site Index

North American Indian and Indigenous People.


NEWS GROUPS

EFF's [Extended] Guide to the Internet: The Global Watering Hole

How to use and navigate Usenet news groups.

EDNET Guide to Usenet Newsgroups

Directory of Scholarly and Professional E-Conferences

Search or browse Diane Kovacs Directory.

Mythology Related Newsgroups on the Internet

The AFU and Urban Legends Archive


SEARCH ENGINES

Argos

Peer-reviewed, limited area internet search engine designed to limit searches to sites focusing on the ancient and medieval worlds.

People's Path Search Engine

Google
Currently the biggest of the general search engine, Google searches over 1.2 billion pages. It works extremely well for finding relevant sites for things you can name: institutions, companies, people, specific resources, etc.

Northern Light

One of the largest and best of the major search engines. Combines full-text Web page database search with a "Special Collections" (about 5400 journals, books, newspapers, newswires) database search. Uses meta-data to organize results into "Custom Search Folders" based on keywords; domain; type of document, etc. Phrase (" ") and Boolean searching; truncation with asterick (*).

AltaVista Search: Advanced Query

One of the largest full-text indexes. Powerful and fast. Advanced search allows for Boolean and proximity searching (or, and, not, near). Phrase searching with enclosed quotation marks (" "); truncation with asterick (*).

Search Engine Comparison Chart
From the Kansas City Public Library.

Search Engines Reviews Chart
From Search Engine Watch.


STYLE MANUALS

A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
Written by Melvin E. Page for H-NET, Humanities and Social Sciences Online and based in principle on Kate Turabian's Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations (5th edition, 1987).

Citing Electronic Information in History Papers
Maurice Crouse, University of Memphis.

Bibliographic Format for Citing Electronic Information
General style manual.


Corrections?
Natalie Borisovets (natalieb@andromeda.rutgers.edu)
January 28, 2001