Folklore and Contagion: Legends and Vernacular Risk Perception

Finding and Assessing Folklore Texts

For advice on choosing keywords and assessing folklore texts, refer back to the Finding Folklore Books page.

Popular Journals for Folklore and Folklife

These journals are those most commonly published or cited by folklore scholars.  Several journals are no longer active, but have back issues available with useful research.

For journals that are not free online, many can be found most readily through the following databases available through University of Arkansas Libraries:

When in doubt, you can search for the above journals on University Libraries' website by title to find out which databases contain which issue years.

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Finding that Citation

What to do when there is no full text online?Find it! button

  1. Look for the Find it! link that will allow you to search for the full text of your article across all the UofA databases.

    View a short video on Find it!.

  2. Check Ithe library catalog under the name of the journal or periodical containing the article.

    View a short video on how to read a citation.

  3. If the Libraries don't own the journal or issue with your citation, you can request the article on Interlibrary Loan.

    View a short video on how to register for Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad).
    View a short video on how to place ILLiad requests.
    View a short video on how to manage your ILLiad account.