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History: U.S., Western, & Utah: Utah Hist. Sites

This guide is to help users access credible resources in U.S., Western and local History.

Gateway Utah History Sites

  • LDS Church History 
    This Salt Lake City Church has a multitude of resources available such as historic periodicals of the 19th Century.
  • The Mormons PBS documentary     Web site for the documentary of 2007. 
  • Utah Division of State History (Heritage & Arts) : Collection
    Home to the Utah State Historical Society. Has information on news & events of a historical nature in Utah and contains links to Web sites related to Utah History and Archaeology.

General Utah History Resources

Professional Associations

  • Utah State Historical Society 
    Founded in 1897, UHS became a state agency in 1917. It’s mission is to preserve and share Utah's past for the present and future.
  • Mormon History Association 
    Independent nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and understanding of all aspects of Mormon history.

Subject Guide

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Jamie Dwyer
Markosian Library,
Taylorsville-Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84123

Evaluating Websites

When using the Web for research, it is important to evaluate what you find, because no one curates or rates it.  There are different methods of deciding if a source is credible, but an easy-to-remember evaluation acronym to use is CRAAP:

timeliness of the information

importance of the information for your needs

source of the information

reliability and correctness of the content

the reason for it or why the information exists