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FYS Steege: Tales That Make Us One: Books

Books on Folklore at the Library

Below are books held by Marian dealing with folklore and fairy tales. For e-books that you can access on- and off-campus, see the Online Resources tab above.

Want something we don't have?

If you find a book through the catalog that looks helpful, but Marian University doesn't own it, don't worry! Simply request it through interlibrary loan (ILL). If you found the item in our catalog, you request it right there by clicking "Request Item Through Interlibrary Loan." Otherwise, you can request directly through your ILL account. If you need help setting up an ILL account, you can follow the account creation walkthrough that's linked on this ILL FAQ page.

Subject Call Numbers

Library of Congres

The library's collection of physical books is organized by Library of Congress call numbers--a combination of letters and numbers that classify the book by its subject and ensures that books with similar subjects are near each other. The Library of Congress provides an in-depth list of the call number breakdowns here. Below are some call number categories and ranges you can browse in our collection, listed by subject. 

BL300-325: The myth, comparative mythology

BM-BR: Major world religions

GR72-79: Folk literature (General) Including folktales, legends

GR81 Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)

GR99.6-390: Folklore by region or country

GR420-426: Costume, jewelry

GR430-488: Folklore relating to private life Including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.

GR500-615: Supernatural beings, demonology, fairies, ghosts, charms, etc.

GR620-640: Cosmic phenomena, weather lore

GR650-690: Geographical topics

GR700-860: Animals, plants, and minerals 

PZ 8: traditional fairy tales, folklore, legends, and fables

Folklore Subject Headings

Below is a list of useful subject headings when searching the catalog for materials on folklore, listed alphabetically. 

Fairy tales

Fairy tales [insert country]

FICTION Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology


Folklore [insert country or continent]

Folklore and children

Ghost stories

Ghosts Folklore


SOCIAL SCIENCE Folklore & Mythology