When choosing keywords think about the different ways your concepts might be described.
For example, some texts may call it a serpent, others may call it a snake. To search for either term, use OR -
serpent OR snake
You might also want to search for two concepts together. To search for both terms together, use AND -
fox AND symbolism
To search for two words together as a phrase, use quotation marks -
To search for variations on a root word, use an asterisk -
Chin* (searches for both china and chinese)
In addition to books, you may be able to find articles that analyze your particular fable or give you some background on the culture that produced it. Below are just a few of the databases available through ZSR that may help you answer those questions. Still not finding what you're looking for? Ask!