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Resources for Mr. Kennedy and Dr. Whitcomb's class, Fall 2019


Alternate Spellings: 

If you're not finding information on your monster, there may be alternate spellings for it.  This is especially true for the Scandinavian monsters. For example:

  • Draugen are also known as Draugr or Draugalso Aptrganga or Aptrgangr 
  • Mare are also known as Mara, Mahr, Mahrt, Mart
  • Nokken are also known as Nykkjen or Nicker‚Äč

To find alternate spellings, search the Internet using your monster's name and its primary quality (if you know that) as your search terms. For example, Mare + nightmares.

 Helpful call numbers for print books:  

  • 200.3-- this is the Dewey Decimal (DD) number for general information on religions of the world
  • 291.13-- this DD number is especially helpful-- it's the number for books on non-Christian world religions, especially from ancient times
  • 398.2-- this is the general Dewey Decimal number for mythology and folklore.

Go browse any of these sections of our books! FYI, we've also set aside a select sampling of print books on a small book cart, near the big tables where we had our introductory library session.

General Reference Databases

Internet Resources

Databases of Periodicals (Journals, Magazines and Newspapers)

Featured Books: E-books

Featured Electronic Book Series

These two online series have critical and historical information on the novels Frankenstein and Dracula 

Featured Books: Print Books

Book Request Form

Is there a book, magazine, or other item you would like to see in the library collection? Let us know!

Search Follett Destiny, the Library's Online Catalog

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ProQuest Ebook Central (eBrary): Find e-books here!

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