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Near Eastern Mythology: Home

Welcome!

This research guide is designed to quickly connect the user to all Gumberg Library resources on Near Eastern Mythology. The mythologies of the Assyro-Babylonian, Hittite, Sumerian, Ugaritic and Egyptian cultures are considered.This guide will link the user to print and electronic reference works, supplying the researcher with background information; links that search the QuickSearch catalog for books; and links to the journal databases in religion, literature, and history. The guide is rounded out with information on citation and on how to obtain materials not available at the Gumberg Library. We hope you find this guide useful.

Use the tabs at the top of the screen to go to the different parts of the research guide.


Help is Available!

If at any time in your research you need help, click the "Ask A Librarian" link in "Library Links" box on the left side of the screen. Or you can contact me, Ted Bergfelt, creator of this page. Click to send an email, or you can call me at 412.396.5351.

E-Reference Works

All of these resources can be accessed from off-campus, but you will need to enter your Multipass username and password in order to use them.

Photo of a statue of Gilgamesh at the The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia, by Samantha from Indonesia, CC-BY-2.0. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Primary Sources

These books are collections of the myths themselves. For more primary sources available online, see the box on the left on the "Find Books" tab. For secondary works commenting on and analyzing the myths, go to the "Find Books" tab.

Print Reference Works

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