Open Folklore

Those of you who are folklore junkies need to check out Open Folklore.  Created by The American Folklore Society and Indiana University Bloomington Libraries, this portal provides access to both published (no longer in copyright or freely available) and unpublished (abstracts and syllabus).

I did a search on “tricksters” and received links to an article, a presentation, 3 book reviews, and several pieces published by Trickster Press.

Campbell, as in Joseph Campbell, only yielded one result.  I’m telling myself that they are still getting things up to speed.

The Journals page has links to free content journals including Asian Ethnology, Cultural Analysis, Indian Folklife, Play and Folklore, and  more. If only I didn’t have a deadline to meet!

This is some place that I’ll be visiting again.  Special thanks to Research Buzz for bringing this new resource to  my attention.


2 thoughts on “Open Folklore

  1. Thanks for sharing news of Open Folklore. It is true that we are only just beginning with the project. The materials available in OF search are only part of the story. A great deal of additional material can be found in the linked-to journals (as you note) and in the HathiTrust Digital Library (also linked to). The IU Folklore collection, with many thousands of digitized volumes, can be found almost entirely thre. Best wishes, Jason Jackson

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