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  • Librarian: Moira Marsh
  • Location: Herman B Wells Library E760
  • Phone: (812) 855-1550
Libraries & Subjects
last updated: 5/10/2012

Locating and Accessing Folklore Journals

The IUB Libraries subscribe to more than 20,000 journal titles in print format, electronic format, or both print and electronic formats depending on the individual title. 

Electronic Journals:
Journals for which the Libraries have electronic access may be available in full-text with browseable tables of contents in journal aggregators like AnthroSource and JSTOR.  Other journals may not be available in full-text, but indexed and abstracted in databases such as MLA International Bibliography and Project Muse.  Descriptions for each of these resources are provided below. 

  • MLA International Bibliography:
    Indexes material in modern languages, literature, linguistics and folklore, from 1963 to the present. It contains references to scholarly research in more than 3000 journals and series, in monographs, chapters of books, working papers, dissertations, proceedings, Festschriften, and bibliographies.

  • JSTOR:
    Provides complete runs of hundreds of important journal titles in more than 30 arts, humanities, and social science disciplines. The full-text of these scholarly journals can be browsed online and searched, and the page images can be printed. All journals in JSTOR start with the first volume and include content up to a "moving wall" of 3-5 years ago, although some journals have fixed ending dates. Please check individual journals for exact dates of coverage.

  • AnthroSource:
    Provides the complete full-text archive of all peer-reviewed journals, newsletters, and bulletins published by the American Anthropological Association through 2003.  In addition, it provides access to the current issues (2004-present) of 11 peer-reviewed AAA journals.

  • Project Muse:
    Offers nearly 250 quality journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers, from 1995 to the present.  Project MUSE covers the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others.
Full-text aggregators and indexes can be accessed from the Find Information web page.  Search for the database name by title or alphabetically.  For a collection of databases that are helpful for folklore and ethnomusicology research, go to Databases by Subject and click on Folklore.  You may also wish to look at the databases available in Anthropology, Arts and Architecture, and Music.

Print Journals:

To locate specific journal titles that the IUB Libraries own, search in IUCAT, the online library catalog.

Choose 'Periodical Title Search' under More IUCat Searches on the right.

  • If the exact periodical title is known: enter the title and select 'Exact.'
  • If the exact periodical title is not known: enter words from the title and select 'Keyword.'
  • If you only want print journals in a specific library, choose the appropriate location from the "library" menu below.
  • Click Search.

     ALF Delivery:
Not all library materials are housed in the Wells Library.  Any library materials that
     have been sent to the Ruth Lilly Auxiliary Library Facility (ALF) may be requested
     for delivery to an IUB campus library.  Requested materials must be picked up in
     person from a chosen library's circulation desk.  Materials requested prior to 12:00
     p.m. (noon), Monday through Friday, will be available from your selected Bloomington
     library delivery destination by 5:00 p.m. the same evening. Materials requested after
     12:00 p.m. (noon), Monday through Friday, will be available from your selected
     Bloomington library delivery destination by 5:00 p.m. the following business day. 
     For more information, visit the Request Materials from ALF web page.

Interlibrary Loan:

For journals and/or articles that the IUB Libraries do not own, utilize the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.

WorldCat is the world's most comprehensive catalog, with more than 33 million
     bibliographic records from libraries around the world. Use WorldCat to do a
     comprehensive search of published material, to verify citations, or to identify other
     libraries that own an item.  Additionally, WorldCat records contain a direct link for ILL

For help in locating and accessing print or electronic journals, contact Moira Marsh at or 855-1550.

last updated: 5/10/2012