I was asked what references I used in my Shinto posts; here are a few of the ones that I consider most essential. Some of these are noted in various footnotes in the Shinto series, but here they all are in one place.
You will forgive me if I don’t hyperlink the books, I hope – it’s late and I’m wiped.
Shinto: the kami way – Sokyo Ono
A Year in the Life of a Shinto Shrine – John K. Nelson
Shinto: the way home – Thomas Kasulis
Shinto Norito – Ann Llewellyn Evans
Shinto Meditations for Revering the Earth – Stuart D B Picken
Shinto: the way of the gods – W G Aston
The Meaning of Shinto – J W T Mason
(NOTE – these last two are from pre-WWII, and the attitude expressed is VERY outdated; but there is valuable information there nevertheless.)
Nihongi and Kojiki – the basic codifications of Imperial Shinto mythology and history,
dating from the middle ages
http://jinja.jp/english/s-0.html – Shinto Online Network Association
http://www.sacred-texts.com/shi/index.htm – Shinto source documents
http://eos.kokugakuin.ac.jp/modules/xwords/ – Encyclopedia of Shinto.
http://www.nihonbunka.com/shinto/index.html – personal pages by Tim Takemoto, moderator of the ShintoML YahooGroup
http://www.tsubakishrine.com/home.html – Tsubaki Grand Shrine America – website of the only full Shinto shrine on the US mainland
http://www.onmarkproductions.com/html/shinto.shtml – good general site on Shinto. Great illustrations!