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Folklore / Urban Legends Research Guide: Get Started

Resources for folklore, folktales, and urban legends.

Reference Works and Background Reading

American folklore : an encyclopedia / edited by Jan Harold Brunvand.
Location: Downtown Library, Reference (non-circulating)
Call Number: GR101 .A54 1996

Encyclopedia of urban legends / Jan Harold Brunvand ; artwork by Randy Hickman.
Location: Downtown Library, Reference (non-circulating)
Call Number: GR105.34 .B78 2001

The baby train and other lusty urban legends / Jan Harold Brunvand.
Location: Downtown Library
Call Number: GR105 .B686 1994

Folklore : a study and research guide / Jan Harold Brunvand ; M. Thomas Inge, general editor.
Location: Downtown Library
Call Number: Z5981 .B78

The study of American folklore : an introduction / Jan Harold Brunvand.
Location: Downtown Library
Call Number: GR105 .B7 1998

Fact-Checking Sites / Databases

Government Information

Type your keywords in the search box at the top of the page.

Population Information

Population information by states, counties, and even towns

American Factfinder

A source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

CQ Researcher

The CQ Researcher publishes original reports and analysis on issues in the news. Each 13,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist.

Polling the Nations

Polling the Nations is a compilation of 14,000+ surveys conducted by 700 polling organizations in the United States and 80 other countries from 1986 to the present.