The E-Government Reference Library

History of the EGRL

Since 2005, an ongoing project has been chartered at the University of Washington to create and maintain a comprehensive reference library dedicated to academic electronic government (EG) literature. Originally, the project started with references from a review of the literature. Criteria for inclusion of an article or paper in the EGRL were established next.

From its first public release in 2006, the number of entries in the EG reference library has grown rapidly from the initial two hundred to thousands of references. With the release of version 13.0 in June of 2017, the EGRL has passed the mark of 9,900 references. In other words, since the introduction of the EGRL in 2005 the volume of recorded academic knowledge in e-Government has grown more than tenfold.

We estimate that the references contained in EGRL represent more than 90 percent of the extant peer-reviewed, English-language literature in EG.

If you believe a reference is missing, please check that it meets all the required criteria for inclusion. If the missing reference meets those criteria, please send an email with the reference information to egov@uw.edu.

Release History

Beta Version 09 - Fall 2005
922 references
Version 1.0 - July 16, 2006
1,452 references
+57.5%
Version 2.0 - January 22, 2008
2,159 references
+48.7%
Version 3.2 - August 23, 2008
2,536 references
+17.5%
Version 4.5 - April 29,2009
2,685 references
+5.9%
Version 5.0 - May 17, 2009
3,100 references
+15.5%
Version 6.0 - January 1, 2010
3,521 references
+13.6%
Version 6.5 - December 2, 2010
3,697 references
+19.3%
Version 7.0 - March 18, 2011
4,284 references
+15.9%
Version 7.5 - December 14, 2011
4,681 references
+9.3%
Version 8.0 - June 13, 2012
5,050 references
+7.9%
Version 8.5 - December 14, 2012
5,525 references
+9.4%
Version 9.0 - June 15, 2013
5,829 references
+5.5%
Version 9.4 - December 10, 2013
6,148 references
+5.5%
Version 9.5 - March 12, 2014 (minor update)
6,283 references
+2.2%
Version 10.0 - July 28, 2014
6,520 references
+3.8%
Version 10.5 - January 25, 2015
7,237 references
+11.0 %
Version 11.0 - July 17, 2015
7,553 references
+4.0 %
Version 11.5 - December 17, 2015
7,899 references
+4.6 %
Version 12.0 - July 6, 2016
8,181 references
+3.6 %
Version 12.5 - March 7, 2017
8,805 references
+7.6 %
Version 13.0 - June 26, 2017
9,287 references
+5.5 %