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World Mythology

A Library Guide to provide research support for world mythology students and scholars.

Primary Sources

On this page, you'll find useful resources for locating primary sources, including:

  • Literary works or other texts
  • Art, maps or other images.

Primary sources may appear in eBooks, websites, or databases. 

Literary Texts

eBooks at the Library

 When you are looking for primary sources in OneSearch, try these methods:

  • Search by Author or Person By (e.g., Homer)
  • Search by the title you're looking for. If nothing comes up in OneSearch, try Project Gutenberg or Litfinder.
  • Looking for mythology with a certain character? Try doing background research on which myth they appear within - then hunt down the primary source.

Art Databases & Websites

Image Citation / Attribution

Are you using an image in a presentation or PowerPoint? You also need to cite images.

When in doubt, CITE!

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