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Open Access Journals
American Folklife Center
Online access to some of the holdings of the American Folklife Center, America's first national archive of traditional life, and one of the oldest and largest of such repositories in the world.
BorderLore is a monthly online journal published by the Southwest Folklife Alliance, a Tucson-based organization celebrating the everyday expressions of culture, heritage, and diversity in the Greater Southwest."
Folklore: An Electronic Journal of Folklore
Folklore: Electronic Journal of Folklore publishes original studies into folklore, comparative mythology, cultural anthropology and related fields. The journal focuses on theoretical and empirical studies, evaluative review articles with a purpose to promote the theoretical knowledge of folklore studies and related fields.
New Directions in Folklore
New Directions in Folklore (NDiF) is the refereed online journal of NewFolk, a community of over one hundred scholars, professionals, students, and interested laypersons dedicated to pushing the envelope of scholarship in the exploration of contemporary culture.
Oral Tradition Journal
An open-access journal devoted to the study of the world’s oral traditions, past and present.
Folklore & Folklife Websites
"StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world."
Digital Folklore Project
"The Digital Folklore Project (DFP) is a virtual research and tracking center...The DFP tracks digital folklore trends (such as urban legends, Internet memes, hashtags, vines, and other trending items) on an annual basis."
American Folklore Society Ethnographic Thesaurus
"The AFS Ethnographic Thesaurus... is a vocabulary that can be used to improve access to information about folklore, ethnomusicology, ethnology, and related fields."
USC Digital Folklore Archives
A database of folklore performances, searchable by keyword or browse by topic or category.
"Founded in 1986, City Lore is New York City’s center for urban folk culture."
Streaming documentary films on American Roots cultures. Topics include music, ethnic and immigrant cultures, festivals, foodways, arts and crafts, customs, dance, and more. Some films have accompanying essays, and there is a portal for educators.