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Bibliographies and literature reviews

  1. Glenn Cameron, comp. Abbreviations of the Bahá'í Writings (1996). List of the standard abbreviations of all published Sacred Writings and other canonical Bahá'í texts, combined with the bibliography from the Basic Bahá'í Chronology.
  2. Owen Battrick, comp. Achievements and Victories of the Guardianship: Statistics, chronology, and bibliography (1982). List of books written, assemblies founded, Hands of the Cause appointed, and Plans for Expansion conceived.
  3. Alain Locke materials: index to some documents online (2010). List of the various documents at the Bahá'í Library Online by or about Alain Locke, an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts who received a Tablet from Abdu'l-Bahá.
  4. Littlebrave Beaston, comp. American Indians and the Bahá'í Faith: Ten-Part Comprehensive Bibliography (2017). An extensive bibliography about references to Native Americans in Baha’i sacred writings, in writings by Baha’i authors, in Baha’i periodicals, and in other Baha’i media.
  5. Anita Graves, comp. Andalib Collection at Louhelen (2021). Spreadsheet listing the issues of Andalib at Louhelen Bahá'í School (Davison, MI).
  6. Jan T. Jasion, comp. Báb, The: Newspaper Articles and Other Publications 1845-1859 (2019). List of 1490 articles from newspapers, books, and journals referencing The Báb and the Bábís, from Europe, the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand.
  7. Denis MacEoin. Babi and Bahá'í Religions, The: An Annotated Bibliography (1997).
  8. Jan T. Jasion, comp. Bábí and Bahá'í Bibliography from Gallica, A (2013). Entries from a downloadable digital library developed by the Bibliothèque nationale de France with any mention of the Faiths or relevant persons. The articles are mostly from France, from 1849 to 1943.
  9. Moojan Momen. Babi and Bahá'í Religions 1844-1944: Some Contemporary Western Accounts (1981). A lengthy collection of first-hand reports and mentions of the Bábí and Bahá'í religions in contemporaneous accounts and newspapers.
  10. William P. Collins. Bahá'í Classification Schemes (2001). Explanation of the expanded filing scheme for Bahá'í topics used at the Bahá'í World Centre Library, and outlines of two other classification schemes which could be adopted by private Bahá'í archives.
  11. Jan T. Jasion, comp. Bahá'í Faith and the Spiritualists, The: A Bibliographic Survey (2017). Citations from the private database of the International Association for the Preservation of Spiritualist and Occult Periodicals.
  12. Seena Fazel and John Danesh. Bahá'í Scholarship: An examination using citation analysis (1995). Examines references of articles in major Bahá'í studies journals published during 1978-83 and 1988-93 to study trends in Bahá'í scholarship.
  13. Bahá'í Studies Bulletin: Archive (1982). Links to the full issues of BSB (all offsite).
  14. Robert Stauffer, comp. Bahá'í Studies Bulletin: Index by volume (1998). List of articles in all issues of Bahai Studies Bulletin, 1982-1992.
  15. Bahá'í Teachings Concerning Christ: List of References (n.d.). Five-page index to the Bahá'í Writings on various topics of Christian history and teachings.
  16. Bahá'í World, The: Complete issues (1925).
  17. Julio Savi. Bahá'u'lláh's Persian Poems Written before 1863 (2012). Overview of the mystical early writings of Bahá'u'lláh, 1852-1863. Includes extensive bibliography, and a brief summary of each of the major works from this period.
  18. Seena Fazel. Bahá'í Faith Seen through the Eyes of Major Encyclopedias, The (1992). Overview of some themes and organization/structure common to articles about Bahá'í topics published in encyclopedias; includes a list of references to the Bahá’í Faith in major encyclopedias (as of 1992).
  19. Thellie Lovejoy. Barstow Collection: Contents, Index, and Compiler's Notes (2000). Introduction to and contents list of the 478 translated tablets and other English documents from the library of American collector Dwight Barstow.
  20. Marian Lippitt. Peter Terry, ed. Biblical References in Baha'i Writings (1955). Correlation between verses of the Bible and references to these verses in Bahá'í literature, including published pilgrim notes. In Excel format.
  21. Thomas Linard, comp. Bibliographie des ouvrages de langue française mentionnant les religions babie ou baha'ie (1844-1944) (1997). Bibliography of French works mentioning the Bábí or Bahá'í Religions, 1844-1944.
  22. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: Key to sources and full citations (1999).
  23. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1853-1863 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Baghdad period".
  24. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1863-1868 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Adrianople period".
  25. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1868-1877 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Akka period".
  26. Jonah Winters, comp. Bibliography for the Tablets of Baha'u'llah: List of citations and resources for Tablets revealed 1877-1892 (1999). Annotated list of historical references to Bahá'u'lláh's "Bahji period".
  27. Bibliography of Bábí-Bahá'í studies in non-Bahá'í academic sources, 1998-2000 (2001). Partially annotated English language bibliography of Bahá'í studies in non-Bahá'í academic sources, as of 2001.
  28. Will C. van den Hoonaard, comp. Bibliography of sociological or anthropological studies on the contemporary Baha'i Community (1998). Current only through 1998.
  29. Ismael Velasco, comp. Bibliography of Works on Baha'i Metaphysics in the English Language (2004). List of books and articles related to metaphysics, 1880-2001.
  30. E. G. Browne. Catalogue and Description of 27 Bábí Manuscripts (1892). Categorization, descriptions, and excerpts of 27 manuscripts by the Bab, Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and Subh-i-Azal.
  31. E. G. Browne. Catalogue and Description of 27 Bábí Manuscripts 2 (Continued from Page 499) (1892). Categorization, descriptions, and excerpts of 27 manuscripts by the Bab, Bahá'u'lláh, Abdu'l-Bahá, and Subh-i-Azal.
  32. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Chronology of Bahá'í Literature (2005). A table, sorted by date, of all major English-language publications from the Central Figures, the Universal House of Justice, and reference materials.
  33. Asadu'llah Fadil Mazandarani. William F. McCants, trans. Command and Creation (Amr va Khalq): Translation of Index and Catalog of Contents (2018). Translation of Mazandarani's Table of Contents for his compilation of Baha'i Writings from 1945 — some not published elsewhere — and a catalog of the contents of each section by McCants, with some notes and partial translations of select passages.
  34. Directives from the Guardian: Cross-reference list of sources in U.S. Bahá'í News (n.d.). List of the pages and issue numbers of the US Bahá'í News for the letters later published in Directives from the Guardian.
  35. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Excerpts from Bahá'í Magazine Star of the West related to The Netherlands (1910-1935) (2002).
  36. Jan T. Jasion. George Ronald: A Bibliographic History (2013). The history of George Ronald, the most prominent and prolific independent publisher of Bahá'í books, as shown through a history of their catalogue 1943-2013.
  37. Sen McGlinn. Hidden Words: Bibliography (1998).
  38. Bruce Limber. I Daniel: Index (1999). An index to the contents of Robert Riggs' book I, Daniel.
  39. Index and Glossary to Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh (1952). Index and glossary, from the 1952 and the 1976/1983 editions of Gleanings, indexed by page number and by paragraph number.
  40. Steven Phelps, comp. Index to Ad'iyyih-i-Hadrat-i-Mahbúb (1994). Index of the contents of an Arabic and Persian Bahá'í collection of prayers and scripture.
  41. Adib Taherzadeh. Indexes of Tablet names, diacritics, and transliteration: Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh (1982). Indexes only, useful for (1) referencing the diacritics and transliteration of Tablet names, and (2) knowing in which books Taherzadeh discusses which tablets.
  42. Pat and Frank Paccassi, comp. Indexes to Bahá'í World volumes: Obituaries, chronologies, contents, illustrations (2013). Seven separate indexes for Bahá'í World, in PDF, Word, and Excel versions.
  43. Graham Hassall, ed. International Conference on Bahá'í Libraries and Archives (2003). Conference convened at Landegg International University for people to share experiences, learn about best practices, and begin developing a structure for world interaction among those who handle and organize Bahá’í library and archival materials.
  44. Adel Shafipour. Adib Masumian, ed. Ishraq Khavari's Books and Publications (2008). A list of the research and writings of Ishráq-Khávarí, known as a brilliant scholar of the Bahá'í Faith (in the Persian language), much of whose work remains unpublished.
  45. Sen McGlinn, comp. Kitáb-i-Aqdas: Bibliography (1998).
  46. Adib Masumian and Violetta Zein. Languages of Revelation of the Bahá'í Writings, The (2020). Statistical analysis of the languages of revelation (Arabic and Persian) of all major works of the Bab, Bahá'u'lláh, and Abdu'l-Bahá.
  47. Sen McGlinn. Leiden List: Bibliography to the Tablets of Bahá'u'lláh (2009).
  48. William P. Collins and Jan T. Jasion. Lev Tolstoi and the Bábí and Bahá'í Religions: A Bibliography (1991). The great spiritual crisis of Tolstoi’s life led him to a search for a pure faith. Late in life, this search led to his examination of the Bábí–Bahá’í religions. A bibliography of material on Tolstoi’s association with the Bahá'í Faith.
  49. Andrew Mancey, comp. List of 350 Kindle Books in the "Baha'i" Category (2021). List of all the English-language titles in the Bahá'í category in Amazon's Kindle e-book library.
  50. Christopher Buck. Bolhuis Arjen, comp. List of Articles on (2020). List of online essays and articles by Christopher Buck since 2014.
  51. John S. Hatcher. List of Articles on (2021). List of online essays and articles by Dr. John Hatcher.
  52. Stephen Lambden. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. List of Baha'i Studies and Translations. A list of content available at Lambden's personal website, Hurqalya Publications, with select links to manuscripts, texts, introductions. Includes Shaykhi and Bábí studies, bibliographies, genealogies, provisional translations.
  53. List of Works in the New York Public Library Relating to Arabia and the Arabs, Arabic Philosophy, Science and Literature (1911). A single entry "Daghistani" and a section "Muhammadanism / Sects / Babis."
  54. List of Works in the New York Public Library Relating to Persia: Babism and Behaism (1915). Section "Religion / Parsees / Babism and Behaism."
  55. Brent Poirier. Lists of Articles (2009). Lists of 126 articles at the author's six blog websites.
  56. E. G. Browne. Literary History of Persia, Volume 4: Modern Times (1500-1924) (1928). Volume 4 contains the first extensive catalogue of Bábí and Bahá'í literature published in English. To this day, the four-volume set is an essential text for students of Iranian literature.
  57. Ismael Velasco, comp. Literatura Bahá'í en Español (2004). A partial and unformatted list (from 2004) of books in Spanish.
  58. Steven Phelps, comp. Loom of Reality: A Partial Inventory of the Works of the Central Figures of the Bahá'í Faith (2020). A website with thematic compilations of quotations from the Bahá’í Writings and beyond, and a catalog of almost 25,000 works attributed to the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh, or Abdu’l-Bahá.
  59. Los Angeles Bahá'í Study Class Newsletter (1976). Informal study group notes and scholarly discussions, which were a precursor to dialogue magazine.
  60. Abdu'l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi et al. Materials Provided by the Bahá'í World Centre on Universal Auxiliary Language (2002). A collection of resources on the International Auxiliary Language: compilation from the Bahá'í Writings, letter and memorandum from the Research Department, and two bibliographies listing citations from the Writings and from scholarship.
  61. Seena Fazel. New Wave of Bahá'í Intellectual Thought, A: The Impact and Contributions of World Order Magazine (2023). The main themes and papers in World Order, interviews with editors, listing of the number of articles by topic, and summary of available information on the most cited (from Google Scholar) and downloaded (from Bahá'í Library Online) World Order papers.
  62. Steven Kolins, comp. Newspaper Collections and the Baha'i Faith (2020). Links to collections of thousands of newspaper clippings and articles related to the Bahá'í Faith, and a brief guide to finding other Bahá'í genealogical and historical sources.
  63. Arjen Bolhuis, comp. Overview of Translations of Bahá'í Texts on (2020). Table detailing languages and sources of all translations of Bahá'í scripture available in almost 100 languages on
  64. Thomas Linard. Preliminary Bibliography of works in French making mention of the Babí or Bahá'í religions (1945–2000) (2007).
  65. Roger Coe, comp. Promulgation of Universal Peace: Spreadsheet of Talks (2011). Table of all talks published in this book, showing date, location, and the different page numbers in the 1982 and 2007 editions.
  66. Jan T. Jasion. Queen Marie of Romania: A Preliminary Bibliography (1994). Very few royals have left such a rich literary legacy as did Marie of Romania. She published novels, fairy tales, articles and essays for newspapers and magazines in Europe and North America, and she wrote of the Bahá'í Faith.
  67. Dalton Garis, ed. Qur'anic and Biblical References in the Kitáb-i-Íqán: A Guide to Further Study (2020). List of quotes from the Bible and the Qur'an referenced by Baha’u’llah in the Kitab-i-Iqan as shown in its footnotes, and a brief discussion of each reference.
  68. Graham Hassall, ed. Reference Desk, The: Projects that Support Bahá'í Scholarship in the Digital Age (2022). 13 presentations on how digital technologies are supporting Bahá’í scholarship. Webmasters, bibliographers, genealogists, and archivists speak about their journey in reference projects: origins, progress, and insights into how their projects are used.
  69. Robert Stockman and Jonah Winters. Resource Guide for the Scholarly Study of the Bahá'í Faith (1997). A comprehensive research and educational tool for the student or teacher of the Bahá'í Faith. Includes curriculum guides, lecture outlines, annotated bibliographies, and lists of educational materials.
  70. Nazila Ghanea-Hercock. Review of secondary literature in English on recent persecutions of Bahá'ís in Iran (1997). Issues of misinformation, perceived favoritism under the Shah's regime, charges of espionage, and theological conflicts with Islam as motives for the persecution of Bahá'ís.
  71. Robert A. McDaniel. Shuster Mission and the Persian Constitutional Revolution, The (1974). Passing mention of the 1903 persecutions; some discussion of E. G. Browne's Persian Revolution of 1905-1909; bibliography of resources from the British Parliamentary Papers.
  72. Bahá'í Computer and Communications Association, comp. soc.religion.bahai: Complete Archives (1992). Link to an 18-year archive of the first moderated Bahá'í newsgroup.
  73. Denis MacEoin. Sources for Early Bábí Doctrine and History, The: A Survey (1992). Thorough, annotated list of writings and sources relevant to Bahá'í historical research. Includes index of first lines and titles of writings of The Báb (see scan #1).
  74. Jonah Winters, comp. Sources for studying the life and writings of Abdu'l-Baha: A topical bibliography (1999). Now outdated bibliography; retained for historical interest.
  75. Vahid Rafati and Denis MacEoin et al. Jonah Winters, comp. Sources of Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh (1997). List of the original Tablets excerpted by Shoghi Effendi in compiling Gleanings.
  76. Sen McGlinn, comp. Star of the West Book 1: Contents lists of the Persian sections (2000).
  77. Jan T. Jasion. Story of J. E. Esslemont and His Bahá'u'lláh and the New Era, The: Bibliography (2020). List of all of Esslemont's known writings, including his Bahá’í pamphlets and his medical writings, plus a bibliography of all translations of New Era.
  78. Brett Zamir, comp. Summons of the Lord of Hosts: Cross-Referenced to Proclamation of Bahá'u'lláh, the Leiden List, and Other Works (2003).
  79. Theses and dissertations on the Bahá'í Faith: 1954-1994/2003 (1995). List of dissertations, as taken from the ProQuest database. Needs to be updated.
  80. Topical Index of Articles, Editorials, and Reviews Published in World Order (2014). Listing of articles from issues 1 through 38, 1966-2007, organized by topic.
  81. Julio Savi. Towards the Summit of Reality: Table of Contents and Bibliography (2003). Front- and back-matter only of Savi's book Towards the Summit of Reality: An Introduction to the Study of Bahá'u'lláh's Seven Valleys and Four Valleys, which provides a snapshot of scholarship into these Writings of Bahá'u'lláh.
  82. Adib Masumian, trans. Translation List: Provisional Translations of Baháʼí Literature (2009). Index to talks, letters, and other items translated from Persian and Arabic to English by Adib Masumian; listed here for the sake of search engines and tagging.
  83. Trevor R. J. Finch. Unclipping the Wings: A Survey of Secondary Literature in English on Bahá'í Perspectives on Women (1994). Annotated bibliography of Bahá'í perspectives on women and women's issues.
  84. Moojan Momen, comp. Works of Shaykh Ahmad al-Ahsá'í, The: A Bibliography (1991). An annotated encyclopedia of core Shaykhi writings. Based on Shaykh Abu'l-Qasim Kirmani's Fihirist Kutub Masháyikh 'Izám.
  85. Graham Hassall. World Bahá'í Bibliography, A: Project Proposal and Prospectus (2003).
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