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This guide was originally developed by Brigham Young University Libraries by Gerrit van Dyk, the Mormon History and Doctrine Librarian. Thank you to the BYU Library for much of the content and resources found within this guide.
This is not a comprehensive list, for all items, please see our catalog. These are some highlights from the stacks.
These are the most regularly used resources on the LDS Studies Research Guide.
Use these resources to find biographical information about an individual from Church history.
Speeches and Quotes
Use these resources to find quotes from Church members and authorities on topics or scriptural passages.
BYU Speeches from 1949 to the present. Includes transcripts, audio, and video.
Conference Reports (1899-1970)
Since 1899, the Church has published official reports of its annual (April) and semiannual (October) General Conferences, commonly called Conference Reports. These reports are distributed in booklet form only to Church leaders (bishoprics and higher), Church employees, and libraries.
Conference Talks at LDS.org
Text of conference talks going back to 1974. Can be browsed by session, speaker, or topic. Talks can also be searched by keyword.
Corpus of LDS General Conference Talks, 1851-2010
“This website allows you to quickly and easily search talks from General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). This corpus (or collection of texts) contains 24 million words in 10,000 talks from 1851 to 2010.”