Free Library

The following links are free online scholarship on the topic of the supernatural (parapsychology, folklore, etc.) and the occult. This page is a “living document” as I come across new resources during my own research quite often. I will continue to update and reorganize content as the page becomes more populated.

Please contact me at if you would like to add more resources to the library, notice a broken link, or a resource that is no longer free access. I would love for this to be a community project, so do not hesitate to reach out.

Academic Journals & Books

Esotericism, Art, and Imagination is a uniquely wide- ranging collection of articles by scholars in the field of Western esotericism, focusing on themes of poetry, drama, film, literature, and art.

Supernatural Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Art, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the academic study of representations of the supernatural, the speculative, the uncanny, and the weird across periods and disciplines.

Haunting Experiences: Ghosts in Contemporary Folklore by Diane E. Goldstein, Sylvia Ann Grider, Jeannie Banks Thomas (Book)

Online Magazines & Journals

Public Domain Review is an online journal and not-for-profit project dedicated to the exploration of curious and compelling works from the history of art, literature, and ideas.

Smithsonian Magazine

Online Archives

Please email me your state’s online archives!

Hoosier State Chronicles provides access to digitized newspaper articles from all over Indiana.

Indiana Memory is a collaborative effort to provide access to the wealth of primary sources in Indiana libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural institutions.

Indiana State University Folklore Archives is the largest accessible university-based folklore repository in the Midwest, and scholars from ISU and other universities—including Indiana University, Penn State University, the University of Georgia, and the University of Wisconsin—have used it for research on books and articles, as well as for sustaining a personal interest in Indiana’s folk culture.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Psi Encyclopedia is a new collection of articles and case studies about psi research, the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena. It’s a work in progress, being created by the Society for Psychical Research in London.

Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia.

Short Ghost Stories & Anthologies

Ghost Stories & Anthologies

Christmas Ghost Stories & Anthologies