This database includes citations to articles, books, theses, and Ph.D. dissertations dealing with the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, written from the time of its inception in 1830 to the present. It is intended to be comprehensive, but does not include highly pejorative works, though it does include controversial works that still have historical substance or interest. Subject headings are included for all entries, and many entries include abstracts and links to the full text.
This database serves as an enlarged edition of James B. Allen, Ronald W. Walker, and David J. Whittaker’s Studies in Mormon History 1830-1997: An Indexed Bibliography (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2000), which included entries from 1830 to 1997 and also included Armand L. Mauss and Dynette Ivie Reynold’s “A Topical Guide to Published Social Science Literature on the Mormons, entries from which can be found in this database using the subject term “Sociological studies.”
The online edition of this bibliography also contains entries from “Mormon Diaries: An Annotated and Indexed Bibliography of Published Mormon Diaries and Journals” by J. Michael Hunter, Jennifer J. Bussio, John E. Fahey, and Russell Stevenson. These entries are found under the subject term “Diaries and journals.”
This database is currently maintained by Gerrit van Dyk, Mormon Studies Librarian, and Trevor Alvord, Curator for Contemporary Mormonism, at Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library. The database is updated on a monthly basis. Suggestions, corrections, and additions can be emailed to Gerrit and Trevor at firstname.lastname@example.org.