The Digital Government Reference Library


Version 17.0 of the Digital Government Reference Library (DGRL) has been published as of July 10, 2021. The library now contains  15,731 references of predominantly English-language, peer-reviewed work in the study domains of digital government, digital governance, and digital democracy.

This marks a 8.3% increase in references from version 16.0 (June of 2020) and a 16.3% increase from version 16.0 (June of 2020). This past publication period has yet been another good one for Digital Government-related publishing adding another 4-digit number (2,199) of new peer-reviewed academic references within the past 12 months.

The DGRL has become an indispensable tool for Digital Government scholars. In particular, reviewers of paper submissions are reported to rely heavily on this reference library. Packaged in a 28.7 MB zip file, bibTeX, RIS, and Endnote (package) versions are available. Mendeley or Zotero versions can easily be created by importing from RIS or bibTeX files. Please get back to us in case of any errors or omissions. Next scheduled update: 12/15/2021. Thank you for your interest and cooperation.

Acknowledgement: No curator can do her work alone. Under the curator and editorship of Hans Jochen Scholl, the DGRL has been maintained and expanded over the years with the help of teams led by Jan Boyd and Galen Guffy and graduate student team members Colin Anderson, Emily Cunningham, Erika Deal, Gary Gao, Kreg Hasegawa, Jackie Holmes, Julia Hon, Christine Lee, Andrew Mckenna-Foster, Jessie Novotny, Marie Peeples, Hannah Robinson, Richard Robohm, Kelle Rose, Stephanie Rossi, Christopher Setzer, and Daniel Wilson.

Citation: Scholl, H. J. (2021). The Digital Government Reference Library (DGRL). Versions 16.5—17.0. Retrieved from