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Mythology Research Guide: Background Information

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Why Use Reference Books?

The resources on this "Background Information" page are great for finding definitions and overviews of mythological beings and topics. They are great starting points! Then dig a little deeper by looking for books and journal articles using the "Books " and "Databases" tabs above.

Why use these "reference" or "background" resources?

  • They provide overviews of topics so you can familiarize yourself before attempting more in-depth research.
  • They provide definitions and quick facts related to a topic.
  • They identify keywords that you can use as possible search terms in the HACC Catalog and databases.
  • They recommend additional reputable resources that are related to your topic.

Reference Book Databases

Online Reference Books