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System Dynamics Bibliography

Our bibliography is a FREE resource maintained by the System Dynamics Society office.  It is updated on an ongoing basis with new System Dynamics literature.  It currently includes more than 12,000 references.  The Society bibliography contains material from the System Dynamics Review, the Society Conference Proceedings and a variety of other publications as well as review articles, personal bibliographies of several contributors and the results of database and Internet searches.  Additions from other sources are welcome.  The bibliography is a work in progress and feedback is welcome.

History of Our Bibliography

The Bibliography was first distributed in machine-readable form at the Society’s 1990 Conference. It has since been enlarged, systematized and edited by William Steinhurst and Kip Cooper through 1995. The bibliography then was passed on to Jennifer L. Ferriss. William Steinhurts and Nan Lux were also major contributors.  Currently updates are conducted in the office. Cumulative bibliographies from many practitioners and reference sources have been collected and combined in a consistent format.

Current Version

Our bibliography is now maintained in Airtable.  It is fully searchable, sortable, and groupable.  It includes all the information in the prior bibliography and more.

Legacy Version

Original bibliography maintained in End Notes available in .csv, .txt, and .xlsx.  As of 1 January 2021 it is no longer maintained, but remains available for download.  The files are large, most will want to download only one of them.

BibliogRaphy Additions and Changes

To submit an addition or change to the bibliography, please select the link to the appropriate submission form below.  You may also send a spreadsheet of publications to

Journal articles, monographs, books, chapters in edited books, audio-visual materials and dissertation/thesis bibliographic references are acceptable additions to the System Dynamics Bibliography.  Please submit only published resources.  Papers may be submitted in any language, but translations will be appreciated for non-English entries, along with transliterations  for those not in western alphabets.

All of the articles from the System Dynamics Review and papers from the Society conferences are routinely included in the current bibliography and do not need to be submitted. The bibliography is updated two times per year.