This page contains an annotated listing of valuable resources for the science fiction scholar and teacher. Currently, only a handful of entries are present, but the intent is to make this a comprehensive listing, particularly highlighting the work of SFRA members. If you would like to contribute an entry or become curator of this page, please contact the SFRA President.

Research Resources

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The

An ongoing project to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to science fiction in all its forms.

Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction

The University of Kansas’s Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction provides a wealth of resources for teachers and scholars of science fiction.

Internet Speculative Fiction Database, The

The ISFDB is a community effort to catalog works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It links together various types of bibliographic data: author bibliographies, publication bibliographies, award listings, magazine content listings, anthology and collection content listings, and forthcoming books.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database, The

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database is an inclusive tool, designed to cover all aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and weird fiction. History, criticism, commentary, fan writings, and some reviews are all included, although book reviews are left to Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Index at this time. Science Fiction generates the largest number of entries, followed by fantasy and horror in that order.

Teaching Resources


AboutSF is the educational outreach branch of the Center for the Study of Science fiction at the University of Kansas.

Join fellow scholars, educators, librarians, editors, authors, publishers, archivists, and artists from across the globe in the SFRA.