Monographs and edited collections are key to the dissemination of folklore scholarship. Books produced by folklorists document local cultural practices and are frequently of great interest to artists, tradition bearers, and source communities. Open Folklore facilitates free access to a growing number of folklore books. Learn more here.
There are many web sites devoted to folklore and folklife, some created by academic programs or public sector and non-profit organizations, and others developed by enthusiasts and amateur interest groups. There is much of value in all of these sites, but they all suffer from two problems that all web sites are heir to. Learn more here.
In folklore studies, scholarly journals are crucial. Peer-reviewed research articles as well as reviews of other scholarly works are essential to advancing knowledge in the field. Open Folklore facilitates free access to a growing number of folklore studies journals, including both older and newer content. Learn more here.
Much of the work that folklorists produce falls into the category of what has been called gray literature: it is not widely accessible because it was never formally published or intended to be widely distributed. Learn more here.