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Mountain West Digital Library

This is a guide for users of the Mountain West Digital Library. Here you can find links to other helpful websites as well as guidelines for conducting research.

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Mountain West Digital Library: A Rich Source for Research

The Mountain West Digital Library is a portal to digital resources from universities, colleges, public libraries, museums, archives, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Idaho and Hawaii.  MWDL features over 1 million items which are housed in hundreds of collections throughout the Mountain West.  We are the collaborative effort of more than 80 separate institutions.  These collections span all areas of research and study including history, genealogy, political science, environmental studies, and medicine.  Some of our resources include:

  • Photographs
  • Maps
  • Artworks
  • Videos and Animations
  • Oral Histories and Sounds of the West
  • Pioneer Diaries
  • Finding Aids in EAD Format
  • Books, Theses, Dissertations, and other Scholarly Publications
  • Teaching Presentations and Posters
  • Vital Records
  • Government Reports, Bills, Ordinances, and Meeting Minutes

Mountain West Digital Library's headquarters are located in Marriott Library.

University of Utah Indigenous Land Acknowledgement (Short version)

We acknowledge that this land, which is named for the Ute Tribe, is the traditional and ancestral homeland of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute Tribes. The University of Utah recognizes and respects the enduring relationship that exists between many Indigenous Peoples and their traditional homelands. We respect the sovereign relationship between tribes, states, and the federal government, and we affirm the University of Utah’s commitment to a partnership with Native Nations and Urban Indian communities through research, education, and community outreach activities. 

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