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Folklore

    eBooks & Audio Books

    eBook resources at UMass Amherst

    • Using advanced search on the Five College Catalog (see below) - enter for subject search (folklore) + format ebook

    OR

    Click for record of some of the ebooks:

    Audio Books and Music

    Searching the Library - Call Number Directory

     Books and Periodicals (UM W.E.B. Du Bois)

     

    Folklore books can be found on floor 18.  Here is a breakdown of the Library of Congress classification for this genre.

    Example:

    The book Moroccan Folktsales call number is GR353.3 .E4 2003 

    GR                           

    1-950..........Folklore

          72-79..........Folk literature (General) Including folktales, legends

          81..........Folk beliefs, superstitions, etc. (General)

          99.6-390..........By region or country

                420-950..........By subject

                420-426..........Costume, jewelry 

                430-488..........Folklore relating to private life (Including dreams, love, children, nursery rhymes, etc.)     

                 500-615..........Supernatural beings, demonology, fairies, ghosts, charms, etc.

                 620-640..........Cosmic phenomena, weather lore

                 650-690..........Geographical topics

                 700-860..........Animals, plants, and minerals

                 865-874..........Transportation, travel, commerce, etc.

                 880..................Medicine. Folk medicine

                 890-915..........Occupations

                 931-935..........Signs and symbols

                 940-941..........Mythical places

    Note:

    Oversize books are located on Ranges 1 or 2 of the floor.

        
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