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Teaching Materials Center

This guide is starting point for anyone seeking to learn about the resources available in the Teaching Materials Center. This includes: what general resources are available, how to find specific resources, and how to access materials.

Finding Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Fables

The TMC Nonfiction collection contains traditional tales from around the world, and can be browsed by walking through the 398.2 call number range.

Some effective keywords to use while searching the catalog are:

  • tale*
  • folktale*
  • retell*
  • trickster
  • folklore
  • legend
  • myth
  • tall tale
  • fairy tale

Consider combining these with another keyword for a theme, descriptor, or specific geographic region. 

Below the general examples, there is specific guidance on finding different versions of common fairy tales as well as examples. 

Finding Cinderella Variations

All variations of the Cinderella tale will have the same call number: TMC 398.2 CIN and will be next to each other on the shelf. You can also browse all books with this call number online using the Milner Library Catalog

Kongi and Potgi

Kongi and Potgi

TMC 398.2 CIN

Adelita

Adelita

TMC 398.2 CIN

The Orphan

The Orphan

TMC 398.2 CIN

Moss Gown

Moss Gown

TMC 398.2 CIN

Finding Hans Christian Andersen Works and Variations

All variations of "The Princess and the Pea," "The Little Mermaid," "The Emperor's New Clothes," "The Snow Queen," and "The Ugly Duckling," in addition to several other famous works by Hans Christian Andersen, will have the same call number: TMC 398.2 AND and will be next to each other on the shelf. You can also browse all books with this call number online using the Milner Library Catalog

Finding Brother's Grimm Works and Variations

All variations of "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rapunzel," and "The Twelve Dancing Princesses," in addition to several other sections of famous works by the Brother's Grimm, will have the same call number: TMC 398.2 GRI and will be next to each other on the shelf. You can also browse all books with this call number online using the Milner Library Catalog

Finding Goldilocks and the Three Bears Variations

All variations of the Goldilocks/Three Bears tale will have the same call number: TMC 398.24 GOL and will be next to each other on the shelf. You can also browse all books with this call number online using the Milner Library Catalog

Finding Jack and the Beanstalk Variations

All variations of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale will have the same call number: TMC 398.21 JAC and will be next to each other on the shelf. You can also browse all books with this call number online using the Milner Library Catalog

Finding The Three Little Pigs / The Three Billy Goats Gruff Variations

All variations of "The Three Little Pigs" and "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" will have the same call number: TMC 398.24 THR and will be next to each other on the shelf. You can also browse all books with this call number online using the Milner Library Catalog

Finding Nursery Rhymes

To find nursery rhyme books that ISU has access to, browse the 398.8 call numbers within the TMC. A sample of titles is listed below. Or, search for more options in the Milner Library catalog.

This search returns all books with:

  • The subject: "nursery rhymes"
  • The location: Floor 6 Shelves Teaching Materials Center
  • The resource type: Books