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Welcome to the LibGuide created to help you explore library resources for studies in LIT 245 - Intro to Myth
On this page, there are some reference books, reference articles, and a couple reference databases to start your research on mythology topics.
Notice the tabs above; click on these tabs to explore additional resources.
Modern Library Ed. of Bulfinch's Mythology on Google Books
While incomplete and omitting a couple pages every now and then, the Google Books project has digitized large portions from the Age of Fable section in the Modern Library edition of Bulfinch's Mythology.
After following the link to Google Books, notice the search box on the left side of the page to jump to the sections on specific figures.
Use the Credo Search box above.
Look for and Explore the Mind Map when you get into Credo.
Suggested search terms to throw in the Credo search box:
- Greek deities
- Roman deities
Also, throw in any name of a god or goddess such as Prometheus or Eurydice.
Try similar search terms and topics from above in Gale EBooks/Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL). Note the authors and titles listed in the Sources section at the bottom of articles.
Journey into the Myth Field - Selected Reference Articles
Columbia Encyclopedia Article on Mythology
Learn about common themes, key historical interpretations, and modern theories.
Be sure to follow title or author leads from the list of references at the bottom of the article.
And, have fun exploring the links on the top right , especially the links to Hamilton and Campbell.
Ovid and his The Metamorphoses
Discover the Roman poet Ovid and his Metamorphoses, which greatly influenced Bulfinch.
Explore references and side links.
Discover the Depths of Druids
Gain insight into the history of the Druids and their magical rites and rituals.
Look at links in the Related Subjects box.
Note the Sources at the bottom and throw authors and titles from the sources into Google Scholar and check the Cited By link in Google Scholar.
World Myth Encyclopedia
This book takes you on a quest through different world cultures' beliefs about origin stories, the cosmos, heroes, and the afterlife. It is an overview of key themes showing the power of myth across many cultures and societies.
Mythological Monsters, Creatures, and Beasts
Explore Credo's topic page on mythological creatures and imaginary beasts. Browse through the images of artwork inspired by the mythical human-animals and monsters.
Other Background Articles on other Mythologies
Origin of Arthurian Legend & a Bit on Charlemagne
Read about where the tales of Arthur were born, how other authors contributed to and spread the legends and gain insight into the historical Charlemagne and the origin and spread of the Carolingian (descendents of Charles) Legends.
Songs of Great Deeds: Genre of the Charlemagne Legends
Gain some insight into the literary form honoring military feats of French Heroes to learn what inspired Bulfinch's Legends of Charlemagne.
Remember to check the References/"Further Information" list of sources at the bottom of the article.
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