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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urban Legends

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

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Suggested Keywords

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  • Crime -- Folklore -- Case studies  
  • Fear of crime -- Case studies 
  • Folklore
  • Folklore and the Internet -- Case studies 
  • Folklore in motion pictures 
  • Legends 
  • Legends -- Bibliography 
  • Legends -- Encyclopedias 
  • Legends -- History and criticism 
  • Urban folklore  
  • Urban folklore -- Bibliography 
  • Urban legends