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CUSTOMS AND FOLKLORE- SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library  Rev. January 23, 2001
See also:
Legends, Myths
Folklore, Fairy Tales
Geography
History

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT CUSTOMS, CULTURE..

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v. 4
 inEncyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 8 and v. 11
Selvin, Hanan C.  "Custom". v.4 Marcus, George E. "Culture" v.8
Varma, Baidya Nartn. "Folkways and Mores" v.11

CUSTOMS AND FOLKLORE  BROWSING GUIDE 390's
See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

390's     Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
391's     Costume and Personal Appearance
392's     Customs of Life Cycle and Domestic Life
393.s     Death Customs
394's     General Customs
395's     Etiquette   (Manners)
398's     Folklore
399's     Customs of War and Diplomacy

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
Festivals Ethnic costume.  Costume--History.  Manners and customs
Tournaments
Etiquette
Weapons(Armor)
Holidays
Folklore-
Tales 
Food habits
Drinking customs
Oral tradition. 
Funeral rites and ceremonies--United States. 
United States--Social life and customs. 
Presidents--United States--Inauguration. 

VIDEO

 Kwanzaa [videorecording] : an African-American cultural holidays / 394.268 K98 1993 

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases.. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS

The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject. Each type of book listed below is useful for a particular purpose. These kinds of resources exist for books in many different subject areas. As you use them, you will become more familiar with them, and will appreciate their value.
Resource Type: Selected Title Call Number
Handbooks
Usually one-volume works which specialize in one area.
Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes 
Folklore of World Holidays 
Everyday Business Etiquette 
Encyclopedia of North American eating & drinking traditions, customs, &  rituals
A celebration of customs & rituals of the world 
Victorian America, 1876 to 1913 
Culturgram
Popular culture
The Folklore of American holidays
REF. 391.009 R121 
Ref. 394.26 F666
REf. 395.52P647
Ref. 394.12 G285 1996

Ref. 394.2 I53 1996
Ref. 306 C968 1994
Ref. 932 A236 1994
Ref. 940 R783 1994
394.2697 F666 1991

Encyclopedias  Encyclopedia of American social history Ref. 301.0973 E56 1993
Atlases/Almanacs
Timelines or Chronologies
Almerican Book of Days  (Holidays arranged by date)
Atlas of the baby boom generation
Ref.394.26973 D734
Ref. 973.92 A881 2000
Article Reprints Urban Society  Ref. 397.76 A615

WEB SITES

  • The World Wide Holiday and Festival Page
  • Costumer's Manifesto
  •  Spoken and Written Forms of Address 
  • Folklore and Mythology: Electronic Texts 
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    September, 1978  to  June, 2001