For this project, you will work either independently or in pairs and choose one culture (Greek, Norse, Celtic, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Japanese/Chinese, Native American, African, Buddhist, Islamic, Popular, etc.). Then, using the model of Unit 2, Hindu Mythology, you will explore, research, critically analyze, and present the mythology of that culture, using specific themes and foci.
For more information, please review the Independent Study document.
Search Library Catalog for books and eBooks.
Search for books on your topic in the library catalog. In addition, be sure to search for synonyms and related terms.
Click the 'Details' tab for more information about the book, including the 'Tools' menu that provides print, email, and citation options.
Click the 'Request this item' tab to have books from other NOVA libraries sent to Loudoun for pick up. If your book is at Loudoun be sure to write down the call number in order to locate the book on the shelf.
E-books are accessible through the catalog. If you see any in your search results, click the 'View Online' link to open.
Mythology OR Folklore AND Culture
Native American Mythology
Films on Demand provides access to educational videos on a variety of topics including humanities, social sciences, business, economics, science, mathematics, health, medicine, technical education, family and consumer sciences, careers and job search, guidance and counseling and archival films and newsreels. (VCCS)
Search by topic or keyword.
Click on the title to view the video segment.
Use the toolbar below the video for email, embedding, and citation.
“Myths and Legends of Lost Civilizations.” Films On Demand, Films Media Group, 2011, digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=98275&xtid=44888. Accessed 16 Oct. 2020.
The best way to locate articles is through the library databases. Go to Databases by Subject and look under the category Philosophy (PHI) and/or Religion (REL) to find a list of relevant databases. You can also perform a search in the databases below.
Remember not to write sentences in the search box. Search by keyword, name, or theme.
Look for additional keywords or subjects offered. Also make sure you look for toolbars that provide print, email, and citation options.
Search Google for your topic keywords.
Before using information found on a webpage, consider the following criteria to evaluate its credibility.