There’s an odd preconception that Michael Jackson didn’t write. This is thoroughly untrue. The MJAS comprehensive reference list boasts at least 120 primary sources of books, speeches, notes, albums, short films, films and interviews by the artist himself. In addition, an ever growing plethora of 300+ secondary sources range from YouTube videos to dissertations with everything in between.

This list has been compiled by The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies Online. Please email relevant additions or queries to the editors here. This online reference list is  a collection of available resources on the art and cultural discourse around Michael Jackson. If you find our lists useful, please reference The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies Online, with our url,

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