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VIC119: Myths and Legends in Modern Contexts


Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Below are links to dictionaries and encyclopedias of mythology, both in print and online, and some of which are illustrated.

Dictionary of World Mythology (online)

A Dictionary of Classical Mythology
Available in print at the E.J. Pratt Library in the reference collection on the first floor.

Oxford Companion to World Mythology (online)
Also available in print at the E.J. Pratt Library in the reference collection on the first floor.

Who’s Who in Classical Mythology (online)

Gods, Goddesses, and Mythology
Available in print at the E.J. Pratt Library in the reference collection on the first floor.

The Encyclopedia of World Mythology
Available in print at the E.J. Pratt Library in the reference collection on the first floor.

Brill’s New Pauly
Available in print at the Robarts Library in the reference collection on the fourth floor.

Finding Additional Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

To find additional dictionaries and encyclopedias using the library catalogue, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Advanced Search.
  2. Enter the type of reference source (dictionary or encyclopedia) in the first row and select “Title” from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click the plus sign to add an additional search row.
  4. Enter the keyword of your topic (e.g. mythology) in the second row and select “Title” from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the search button to execute the search.Advanced search option in the library catalogue

To further refine your results, click the “Search within” box and enter a keyword that captures an aspect of your topic (e.g. Classical, Greek, Ancient). Click the search button to execute the search.

Refining search results in the library catalogue

created by: Colin Deinhardt | updated: 12 January 2018