In its infancy, JediMUD was created by the Department of Psychology at Johns Hopkins University in an effort to study human behavior. On occasion, one of the original creators of the game would recruit people for more specific studies. Since then, JediMUD has been included in various technical, psychological, philosophical and historical whitepapers.
- "September '95 Mud of the Month". The Mud Connector. September 1995. Archived from the original on 2010-01-03. Retrieved 2010-04-28.
- Ruffini, Giovanni (July 1998). Jacobson, David (ed.). "Historical Analysis of MUD Servers". Journal of Virtual Environments. Archived from the original on 2006-09-06.
- Wolf, Mark J. P. (2002). "Chapter 6 - Genre and the Video Game". The Medium of the Video Game. University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-79150-X. Archived from the original on 2006-09-10.