This is the electronic incarnation of Hal W. Hall’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Index (including all 3 volumes plus updates). It covers all aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and weird fiction including criticism, commentary, reviews and some fan material from over 100 mainstream, literary and science fiction sources, mainly in English. There are currently over 50,000 items included, dating from 1878 to present.
There are a number of other author-specific resources, most of which are accessible via LibCat. For example, Hispanic Literature Criticism, Black Literature Criticism, Twentieth Century British Literature: A Reference Guide and Bibliography, and Masterplots II: British and Commonwealth Fiction Series.
Entries excerpted from: Arant, Wendi and Hal W. Hall. “Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Guide to Resources on the Web.” College and Research Libraries News 63.9 (October 2002).
The Locus Magazine Web Page is perhaps the best first place to check when looking for science fiction and fantasy information on the web. It includes fairly comprehensive access to scholarly resources for research with the Locus Index to Science Fiction, including a number of valuable reference sources with the including Brown and Contento’s the Locus Index to Science Fiction from 1984 to 2002; the Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections, Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Checklist, Mystery Short Fiction: 1990-2000 and the listing of Locus Awards.
The SF Site - The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy, updated on a monthly basis, is a good source of current information and news on books and other SFF media, featuring reviews and interviews of contemporary authors, readings lists and links to fan sites, newsgroups and zines. In addition, the Internet Speculative Fiction DataBase, provides bibliographic control of more than 100,000 titles (with an admitted emphasis on text creations) searchable by name, title, year or series. The ISFDB is a good starting point to get an overview of an author’s work, but should be supplemented by other sources.
Science Fiction Resource Guide from SF-Lovers is one of the more useful resources on the web as well as being one of those more long-term sites. It contains links to archives and mailing lists, science fiction artists, authors, awards, bibliographies and bookstores, conventions and comics, fiction and movie resources, reviews and criticism, role-playing and other SF-related gaming, television and program guides. It also provides one of the more complete list of links to fandom sites.
International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts maintains a web site focused mainly on member-exclusive information with conference and journal information. While the content is fairly sparse, it does contain a listing of links “of interest to teachers and scholars of the fantastic” and bibliographic information on items appearing in Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
Science Fiction Research Association may be brief in its content, but it takes a more scholarly approach to science fiction, offering calls for papers, conference information, links to SFRA Review and publishing guidelines, and news items of import.