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.
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.
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
Below is a list of useful subject headings when searching the catalog for materials on folklore, listed alphabetically.
Fairy tales [insert country]
FICTION Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Folklore [insert country or continent]
Folklore and children
SOCIAL SCIENCE Folklore & Mythology