Online Resources

This page offers links to a variety of online resources that may be helpful to teachers and students. Although the links included on this page are screened for relevance, we invite any teachers who wish to contribute links they have found useful in teaching Tolkien’s works by adding them in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

General Resources
The Encyclopedia of Arda
Bibliographic Resources for Literature Searches on J.R.R. Tolkien by Janet Brennan Croft
J. R. R. Tolkien Collection. Raynor Memorial Library at Marquette University
Library Guide on Fantasy Literature: Tolkien Media by Kris Swank
Library Guide on Fantasy Literature: Tolkien Research by Kris Swank
LOTR Project
Official Site of the J.R.R. Tolkien Estate
Tolkien Gateway

Biographical Resources
JRR Tolkien’s Oxford: A Virtual Tour of Oxford
Talking About Tolkien

Works and Writings Resources
A Chronological Bibliography of the Writings of J.R.R. Tolkien, compiled by Åke Bertenstam
What’s in the History of Middle-earth?: A Detailed List of the Contents of the Twelve HoMe-volumes and Unfinished Tales, from Mellonath Daeron

Language Resources
Ardalambion: Of the Tongues of Arda, the invented world of J.R.R. Tolkien
Elvish Linguistic Fellowship

Science Resources
The Astronomy of Middle-earth: Astronomical Motifs and Motivations in the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien by Kristine Larsen
Science Links on Waymeet’s Digital Resources page

Music and Art Resources
Music in Middle-earth: An Essay by Gene Hargrove
The Tolkien Music List

Organizations and Journals
Amon Hen, bulletin of The Tolkien Society
The Journal of Tolkien Research (JTR)
Mallorn, journal of the Tolkien Society
Mythlore, journal of the Mythopoeic Society
Mythopoeic Society
The Tolkien Society

Resources for Educators
(Most of these are designed for K-12, but many may be adapted for college-level)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Lord of the Rings: A Reader’s Guide
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Hobbit: A Reader’s Guide
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Hobbit: An Educator’s Guide
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Fellowship of the Ring: An Educator’s Guide
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Two Towers: An Educator’s Guide
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s The Return of the King: An Educator’s Guide
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Tolkien’s Middle-earth: Lesson Plans for Secondary School Educators
Teaching Tolkien, from the Tolkien Society
Teachingtolkien: A Classroom Journey Through Middle-Earth

TeachingTolkien.org, by James McNelis

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