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FYS Legends, Myths, and Folktales in East Asia: Start Here

Everything has a story. Peoples, states, societies, cultures, traditions, identities, religions, and ideologies are all built on stories, and as these stories traverse the passage of time, they become legends, myths, and folktales.


Where to Find Scholarly Sources

The databases featured in this box are particularly useful for this class. You can learn more about databases on the Research Hub. Click the parrot. 

Books at Smith Library Center

Searching for Information

Think about keywords related to East Asia to start your search in the library's WorldCat catalog. 

When you find a good book, open the Description section of the record to find more books on the topic using the Subject Headings. Clicking on a Subject will take you to a list of all the other books in the catalog that have been classified under that subject.

Try some of these subject headings related to East Asia in WorldCat:

East Asian Pop Culture

East Asian Folklore

China - Folktale

Korean Folktale

Japan - Folktale


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