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Article and Journal Databases

America: History and Life Restricted Resource
Indexes 2,000 journals published worldwide covering the history of the United States and Canada. Includes some full text. Coverage includes articles, book and media reviews, and abstracts of dissertations.
AnthroSource Restricted Resource
1888–present. Full-text online resource serving the research, teaching, and professional needs of anthropologists. Developed by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).
Education Research Complete Restricted Resource
Covers scholarly research and information relating to all areas of education, from early childhood to higher education in all educational specialties. Includes indexing and abstracts, as well as some full text.
GenderWatch Restricted Resource
1970–present. A collection of hundreds of international journals, magazines, newsletters, regional publications, special reports, and conference proceedings devoted to the impact of gender across a broad range of subject areas.
Historical Abstracts Restricted Resource
Covers world history after 1450, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Indexes articles from over 2,000 journals, books, collections, and dissertations.
Humanities Source Restricted Resource
Offers worldwide full-text content pertaining to literary, scholarly, and creative thought. Covers the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities and includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, and reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more.
MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
1926–present. Online database indexing scholarship on literature, language, linguistics, and folklore.
Project MUSE Restricted Resource
Access to the full text of approximately 350 scholarly electronic journals in the arts & humanities, social sciences, and mathematics.
PsycINFO Restricted Resource
Covers psychology and related disciplines including sociology, education, and sport. Worldwide coverage includes references to over 1,800 journals, dissertations, and book chapters.
Sociological Abstracts Restricted Resource
1952–present. Includes citations and abstracts for articles in journals, conference papers, books, and dissertations in the social and behavioral sciences.

Scholarly Articles

Children's Literature Restricted Resource
A journal encouraging serious scholarship and research, Children's Literature publishes theoretically-based articles that address key issues in the field. Each volume includes articles, essays, and abstracts of dissertations of note. Children's Literature is the annual publication of the Modern Language Association Division on Children's Literature and the Children's Literature Association (ChLA).
Children's Literature Association Quarterly Restricted Resource
The journal Children's Literature Association Quarterly publishes first-rate scholarship in children's literature studies. Each issue features an editorial introduction, juried articles about research and scholarship in children's literature, and book reviews. The Quarterly is available to members of the Children's Literature Association (ChLA) as a benefit of membership.
Children's Literature in Education Restricted Resource
The journal Children's Literature in Education offers critical evaluation, analysis, or commentary for librarians, teachers, students, writers and interested parents on social issues reflected in books, interviews with authors and illustrators, and accounts of classroom practice and experience.
English Journal Restricted Resource
The English Journal is a journal of ideas for English language arts teachers in junior and senior high schools and middle schools. EJ presents information on the teaching of writing and reading, literature, and language. Each issue examines the relationship of theory and research to classroom practice, and reviews current materials of interest to English teachers, including books and electronic media.
Fabula Restricted Resource
The journal Fabula acts as a medium of discussion for issues of all kinds which are of interest to international folk narrative research.
Folklore Restricted Resource
The journal Folklore is a fully peer-reviewed international journal of folklore and folkloristics. It is one of the earliest English-language journals in the field of folkloristics, and publishes ethnographical and analytical essays on vernacular culture worldwide, specializing in traditional language, narrative, music, song, dance, drama, food ways, medicine, arts and crafts, and popular religion and belief. It reviews current scholarship in a wide range of adjacent disciplines including cultural studies, popular culture, cultural anthropology, ethnology, and social history.
Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore
From the journal's website: "Folklore publishes original academic studies in folklore studies, comparative mythological research, cultural anthropology, and related fields...A separate section introduces new publications in the field, reviews of released audio-material, held conferences and conducted fieldwork, research centres of different countries, defended degree theses, and other material. The journal is issued in print and in a full free online version The electronic journal includes video and audio samples. Articles are contributed to our journal by authors from all over the world. The journal has been published 3-4 times a year since June 1996 and has an international board of editors."
Gender & Society Restricted Resource
The journal Gender & Society is peer-reviewed, focused on the study of gender. It is the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, and was founded in 1987 as an outlet for feminist social science. Currently, it is a top-ranked journal in both sociology and women's studies. Gender & Society publishes less than 10% of all papers submitted to it. Articles appearing in Gender & Society analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal primarily publishes empirical articles, which are both theoretically engaged and methodologically rigorous, including qualitative, quantitative, and comparative-historical methodologies. Gender & Society also publishes reviews of books from a diverse array of social science disciplines.
Gender and Education Restricted Resource
The journal Gender and Education contains articles and viewpoints from around the world which contribute to feminist knowledge, theory, consciousness, action, and debate.
Journal of American Folklore Restricted Resource
"Journal of American Folklore publishes scholarly articles, essays, notes, and commentaries directed to a wide audience, as well as separate sections devoted to reviews of books, exhibitions and events, sound recordings, film and videotapes, and to obituaries. The contents of the Journal reflect a wide range of professional concerns and theoretical orientations."
Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology Restricted Resource
For over four decades Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology has provided a leading interdisciplinary forum for psychologists, sociologists, and other researchers who study the relations between culture and behavior.
Journal of Folklore Research Restricted Resource
Presents articles of theoretical interest to folklore and ethnomusicology as international disciplines, as well as essays that address the fieldwork experience and the intellectual history of folklore.
Journal of Negro Education Restricted Resource
The Journal of Negro Education, a refereed, scholarly periodical, was founded at Howard University in 1932 to fill the need for a scholarly journal that would identify and define the problems that characterized the education of Black people in the United States and elsewhere, provide a forum for analysis and solutions, and serve as a vehicle for sharing statistics and research on a national basis. JNE sustains a commitment to a threefold mission: first, to stimulate the collection and facilitate the dissemination of facts about the education of Black people; second, to present discussions involving critical appraisals of the proposals and practices relating to the education of Black people; and third, to stimulate and sponsor investigations of issues incident to the education of Black people.
Lion and the Unicorn Restricted Resource
From the journal's website: "The Lion and the Unicorn, an international theme- and genre-centered journal, is committed to a serious, ongoing discussion of literature for children. The journal's coverage includes the state of the publishing industry, regional authors, comparative studies of significant books and genres, new developments in theory, the art of illustration, the mass media, and popular culture. It is especially noted for its interviews with authors, editors, and other important contributors to the field, as well as its outstanding book review section." Published by Johns Hopkins University Press.
Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Literature
From the journal's website: "An electronic journal about children's literature. The site was launched April 2, 1997 -- International Children's Book Day. As our name suggests, we combine an interest in the traditional with an eye to the modern. Our readers and contributors are academics, librarians, teachers, parents and anyone else fascinated by the world of children's literature. Our expertise includes writing, editing, teaching, publishing, librarianship -- all the various aspects of children's books and literature."
Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
From the website: "Marvels & Tales is a peer-reviewed journal that is international and multidisciplinary in orientation. The journal publishes scholarly work dealing with the fairy tale in any of its diverse manifestations and contexts. Marvels & Tales provides a central forum for fairy-tale studies by scholars of literature, folklore, gender studies, children’s literature, social and cultural history, anthropology, film studies, ethnic studies, art and music history, and others."
Reading Teacher Restricted Resource
The journal Reading Teacher is peer-reviewed, for those involved with literacy education up to age 12. Takes active stance on issues of education today in areas of Literacy & Literacy Education; Reading; and Teaching & Instruction.
Women's Studies Restricted Resource
The journal Women's Studies includes articles, review articles, poetry, short fiction, film and book reviews of scholarship and criticism about women in the fields of literature, history, art, sociology, law, political science, economics, anthropology and the sciences.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries--Disciplinary

Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature Restricted Resource
Documents and interprets the books read by children throughout the world. With a global perspective that pays attention to significant international trends and the multicultural expansion of the field, it includes brief biographies of every major author and illustrator. Also included are feature essays on all genres of children's literature, individual works, and prominent trends and themes, as well as general essays on the traditions of children's literature in many countries throughout the world.


Annotated Classic Fairy Tales
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PN 6071 .F15 A66

Cambridge Companion to Fairy Tales
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor GR 550 .C37

Cinderella in America: A Book of Folk and Fairy Tales
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor GR 105 .C45

Classic Fairy Tales
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor GR 550 .O6

Companion to the Fairy Tale
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor GR 550 .C65

Fairy Tales: Their Origin and Meaning
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor GR 550 .B8

Folk and Fairy Tales: A Handbook
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor GR 550 .A77

Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales
Print Location: Burling 3rd Floor PN 3437 .O94

Popular Tales and Fictions: Their Migrations and Transformations
Print Location: Burling Library 2nd Floor GR 65 .C413

Primary Sources

Aesop for Children
by Aesop, with illustrations by Milo Winter. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Aesop's Fables, Embellished with One Hundred and Eleven Emblematical Devices
by Aesop. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
All About the Three Little Pigs
Illustrated by Dick Hartley and L. Kirby-Parrish. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Apple Dumpling, and Other Stories for Young Boys and Girls
Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Baby's Own Aesop
by Aesop and Walter Crane, with illustrations by Edmund Evans. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Childhood's Favorites and Fairy Stories
Edited by William Byron Forbush, Edward Everett Hale, and Hamilton Wright Mabie. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Children's Hour with Red Riding-Hood and Other Stories
Edited by Watty Piper. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Fairy Book: The Best Popular Stories Selected and Rendered Anew
by Dinah Maria Mulock. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Fairy Books of Andrew Lang
A Project Gutenberg linked index to all stories in the 12 volumes of Fairy Books by Andrew Lang. Online index edited by David Widger.
Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
by The Brothers Grimm. Translated by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Fairy Tales Every Child Should Know
Edited by Hamilton Wright Mabie. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault
by Charles Perrault, with illustrations by Harry Clarke. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Favorite Fairy Tales
Arranged by Logan Marshall. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Golden Goose Book
by L. Leslie Brooke, with illustrations by L. Leslie Brooke. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Grimm's Fairy Stories
by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm. With colored illustrations by John B. Gruelle and pen and ink sketches by R. Emmett Owen. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Grimm's Tales for Young and Old: The Complete Stories
Print Location: Burling Library 3rd Floor PT 921 .G62

Kinder und Hausmarchen: Gesammelt Durch die Brüder Grimm
Print Location: Burling Library 3rd Floor PT 921 .G6

Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales
Print Location: Burling Library 3rd Floor PT 2638 .W896 A2

My Book of Favourite Fairy Tales
by Edric Vredenberg with illustrations by Jennie Harbour. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Old-Time Stories
by Charles Perrault with illustrations by W. Heath Robinson. Translated by A.E. Johnson. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Perrault's Fairy Tales
Print Location: Burling Library 1st Floor Oversize PQ 1877 .Z3x

Seven Swabians, and Other German Folktales
Print Location: Burling Library 2nd Floor GR 166 .A58

Silver Thread: And Other Folk Plays for Young People
Print Location: Burling Library 3rd Floor PN 6120 .A5 M27

Sleeping Beauty, and Other Fairy Tales from the Old French
Print Location: Burling Library Vault PR 5194 .A5 S6x

Snowdrop and Other Tales
by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Story of the Three Little Pigs
With drawings by L. Leslie Brooke. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Story of What Happened to Hansel and Gretel
Print Location: Burling Library Vault Z 239 .L55x ser.21 no.8 v.2

Tales of Mother Goose as First Collected by Charles Perrault in 1696
Translated by Charles Welsh. Illustrations by D.J. Munro and after drawings by Gustave Dore. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Tales of Passed Times Told by Master Charles Perrault
With illustrations by Charles Robinson. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Think Before You Speak: Or, The Three Wishes
by Catherine Dorset. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.
Uncle Remus and Brer Rabbit
by Joel Chandler Harris. Ebook made available by Project Gutenberg.

Web sites

American Folklife Center
From the website: "The American Folklife Center was created in 1976 by the U.S. Congress to "preserve and present American folklife" through programs of research, documentation, archival preservation, reference service, live performance, exhibitions, publications, and training. Designated by the U.S. Congress as the national center for folklife documentation and research, the American Folklife Center continues to collect and document living traditional culture, while preserving for the future its unparalleled collections in the state-of-the-art preservation facilities of the Library of Congress."
American Folklore Society
From the Society's website: "The American Folklore Society is an association of folklorists: people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world.

Our 2,000 members and subscribers are scholars, teachers, and libraries at colleges and universities; professionals in arts and cultural organizations; and community members involved in folklore work. Many of our members live and work in the US, but their interests in folklore stretch around the world, and today about one in every eight AFS members is from outside the US.

A collective of university-based humanities scholars, museum anthropologists, and private citizens--including author Mark Twain and US President Rutherford B. Hayes--founded the Society in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1888."

Cinderella Bibliography
A University of Rochester - Robbins Library digital project exploring the fairy tale "Cinderella." Also contains information on "Beauty and the Beast."
Fantasy and Fairytale in Children's Literature
Information about fairytales from the British Library.
Little Red Riding Hood Project
From the website: "The Little Red Riding Hood Project [is] a text and image archive containing sixteen English versions of the fairy tale. The Little Red Riding Hoods presented here represent some of the more common varieties of the tale from the English-speaking world in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. The materials were drawn from the de Grummond Children's Literature Research Collection at the University of Southern Mississippi."
SurLaLune Fairy Tales
Includes annotated versions and other information. Created and maintained by Heidi Anne Heiner, who has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in information science.

Style and Citation Guides

Citing Sources (from Doing Research)
Collection of links to guides on various citation styles.

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