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Urban Legends

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Urban Legends.

Background Information

Urban legends are modern tall tales circulated by word of mouth, forwarded email, and the Internet that some accept as truth, despite the conspicuous lack of specific details. Use the following sources to learn more about urban legends and the issues surrounding them.