The following is a non-exhaustive list of online resources related to Tolkien studies.

We also provide links to other Tolkien or Tolkien-related societies from across the world as these organisations may be also be able to provide you with assistance.

General Resources

Tolkien Gateway – the world’s largest Tolkien encyclopaedia

The Mythgard Institute – Online Tolkien and Tolkien-related courses taught by some of the leading Tolkien scholars

The Tolkien Professor – a series of Tolkien podcasts by the Tolkien Professor, Corey Olsen

John Garth – news and articles from the author of Tolkien and the Great War, with access to his blog

Dimitra Fimi – news and blog from the author of Tolkien, Race and Cultural History

The Lord of the Rings Project – a genealogy of characters in Tolkien’s mythology, along with many innovative ways of analysing the books

Tolkien Brasil – a Portuguese website for Tolkien fans in Brasil

The Encyclopedia of Arda – a large Tolkien encyclopaedia put together by Mark Fisher

The Tolkien Music List – a discography of musical works inspired by Tolkien’s fictional writing

Tolkien Computer Games – a comprehensive list of Tolkien-related computer games prior to 2002.

Sarehole Mill – the website of the Birmingham Mill that inspired Tolkien in his youth.

Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy – a project based at the University of Chichester

The Story Museum – a museum in Oxford which celebrates all forms of stories

Waymeet – a online journal with resources to help teachers when teaching classes about Tolkien


Blog Roll

Christina Scull and Wayne G. Hammond – Too Many Books and Never Enough

Douglas A. Anderson – Tolkien and Fantasy

John D. Rateliff – Sacnoth’s Scriptorium

John Garth – Blog

Marcel Aubron-Bülles – The Tolkienist

David Bratman – Kalimac’s Journal

Morgan Thomsen – Mythoi

Simon Cook – Ye Machine

Emil Johansson – LotR Project Blog

Michael Martinez – Middle-earth

Bruce Charlton – Tolkien’s The Notion Club Papers


Linguistic Resources

The Elvish Linguistic Fellowship – includes linguistics resources and information on their publications

TolkLang – a mailing list for those interested in Tolkien languages

Gwaith-i-Phethdain – the Fellowship of the Wordsmiths

Ardalambion – a comprehensive site with essays and wordlists on Tolkien’s invented languages, with an especial focus on Quenya

The Historical Thesaurus of English – a 50-year project with 800,000 words from Old England to the present day


Bibliographical and Archival Resources

Åke Bertenstam’s Tolkien Page – includes a chronological bibliography of Tolkien’s works and books about Tolkien

Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull – two premier Tolkien scholars (with an Addenda and Corrigenda to their Tolkien works)

Tolkien Library – a website about collecting Tolkien books – aims to list all British editions of Tolkien publications

Tolkien Collector’s Guide

J.R.R. Tolkien: A Collection – an individual’s large Tolkien collection with photographs

The J.R.R. Tolkien Collection at Marquette University – Marquette holds Tolkien’s original manuscripts of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Farmer Giles of Ham and other writings

Marion E. Wade Center – the organisation in possession of Tolkien’s desk and an assortment of his letters and manuscripts

University of Leeds Special Collections – Leeds University holds a collection of correspondence between Tolkien and E. V. Gordon


News Sites – a Tolkien and Peter Jackson film fan site

Middle-earth News – a fan site specialising in Tolkien news

Sci-fi and Fantasy Network – news, reviews, and articles on sci-fi and fantasy

Legendarium Media – news on fantasy and sci-fi



The Official J.R.R. Tolkien Book Shop – run by HarperCollins

The Tolkien Shop – the website of the only brick-and-mortar shop dedicated to Tolkien

Blackwell’s – a long-established bookseller based in Oxford which usually has a very healthy stock of Tolkien books



HarperCollins – Tolkien’s UK publishers

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – Tolkien’s US publishers

Walking Tree Publishers – a small publishing house producing some interesting critical works, including Root and Branch.


Other Societies

The Mythopoeic Society – a non-profit international literary and educational organisation, based in the United States, for the study and enjoyment of fantasy and mythic literature, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams and other Inklings.

The Charles Williams Society – Charles Williams was a member of the Inklings

European Tolkien Societies

Österreichischen Tolkiengesellschaft – The Austrian Tolkien Society

Minas Tirith – the Cambridge Tolkien Society, with free online access to their journal, Anor

Almarenska družina – The Croatian Association of Tolkien Fans

Společnost Přátel Díla Pana JRR Tolkiena – The Czech Tolkien Society

Bri – The Danish Tolkien Society

Unquendor – The Dutch Tolkien Society

Suomen Tolkien Seura – The Finnish Tolkien Society

Elanor – Het Tolkien Genootschap – The Flemish Tolkien Society

Tolkiendil” – The Tolkien Society of France

Deutsche Tolkien Gesellschaft e.V. – The German Tolkien Society

The Prancing Pony – Greek Tolkien Society

Società Tolkieniana Italiana – The Italian Tolkien Society

Associazione Romana Studi Tolkieniani – The Roman Association of Tolkien Studies (Italy)

Tolkien Lietuva – The Tolkien Society of Lithuania

Arthedain – The Tolkien Society of Norway

Societatea Tolkien din România – The Romanian Tolkien Society

Spoločenstvo Tolkiena – The Slovakian Tolkien Society

Slovensko Tolkienovo društvo Gil-galad – The Slovenian Tolkien Society

Sociedad Tolkien Española – The Spanish Tolkien Society

Mithlond – the Gothenburg Tolkien Society (Sweden)

Forodrim – The Stockholm Tolkien Society (Sweden)

Seryn Ennor – The Swiss Tolkien Society

Società Tolkieniana Svizzera Smial del Ticino – the Ticino Smial (Italian-speaking) of the Tolkien Society of Switzerland

Rest of World Tolkien Societies

The Bolivian Tolkien Society

Sociedade de Tolkien Brasileira – The Brazilian Tolkien Society

Conselho Branco – The White Council (Brazil)

Last Alliance – University of Alberta Tolkien Society (Canada)

Sociedad Tolkien Chilena – The Tolkien Society of Chile

The Council of Eorl – The Indonesian Tolkien Society

Arda – The Iranian Tolkien Society

The Israeli Tolkien Society

Shiro no Norite – The Japanese Tolkien Society

Welly-moot – The Wellington Tolkien Society (New Zealand)

Sociedad Tolkien Peruana – The Peruvian Tolkien Society

The Tolkien Society of St. Petersburg (Russia)

Skies of Rohan – The Idaho & Montana Tolkien Society (USA)

– The Inland Tolkien Society (Northwest USA)

Heren Istarion – The Northeast Tolkien Society (USA)

University of Wisconsin Tolkien and Fantasy Society (USA)