Worldcat: Find books in libraries worldwide, and order them via Inter-Library Loan if Hollins does not have them.
Kathryn Clark and art*
or use the advanced search:
Google Books contains full text for books in the public domain (pre-1923); partial text for books under copyright.
Very useful for finding out which books contain information on your topic; then you can order them via inter-library loan if Hollins doesn't have them.
Browse the library's Folklore area, on the third floor. Call numbers start with GR
Or the library's mythology section, also on the third floor. Call numbers start with: BL
Search more than 500 encyclopedias and dictionaries in Credo.
1. Find alternative and related terms:
Example: myth, legend, or folklore?
2. Go broader: what’s the context?
Example: is your creature from Greek, Roman, or Japanese folklore?
3. Use truncation to expend and search all forms of a word:
myth* for myth, myths, mythical, mythological, etc....
4. Combine search terms:
AND connects ideas, and gives you fewer results.
( OR ) helps you to search synonyms or related terms:
(myth* OR folk* OR legend*) AND (creature* OR monster* OR animal*)
5. Place names or other phrases in quotations:
6. Use subject headings: find them under “subjects”, “thesaurus” or “index.” JSTOR doesn’t have s.h.’s; for more precision, use "Advanced Search" and scroll down to "Narrow by discipline"
AND, OR, & NOT (also known as "Boolean operators") help you combine search words, to find what you are looking for. Watch this video to find out how it works:
Adapted from the materials created by The University of Auckland Library, NZ. This video is covered by a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.