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Reliable resources to which I refer frequently:

Electronic resources for studying the gospelAdobe Acrobat file. My guide to gospel study apps for your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

True to the Faith. An alphabetical guide to doctrines and principles of the gospel, published by the Church.

Gospel Topics Essays. Articles prepared by Church scholars on complex and difficult historical and doctrinal issues.

Although these historical sources are being replaced by materials from the Joseph Smith Papers, I still cite them occasionally in my notes:

The Journal of Discourses. A 26-volume collection of sermons given by leaders of the Church during the early Utah period (1851–1886). (A transcribed version of the JoD text is available here.)

Doctrine and Covenants sources. This page, part of the the Joseph Smith Papers, includes a table with links to the manuscript and early published sources for the revelations in the D&C.

The Improvement Era. As “the Voice of the Church” the Era was the Church’s official magazine from 1897 until 1970, after which it was superseded by the Ensign. Many important doctrinal and historical items were published in its pages.

Webster’s 1828 English Dictionary. Noah Webster’s dictionary is invaluable for helping us understand the meaning of words used in the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith’s revelations.

Gospel Topics, Essays, and Other Resources. Sources recommended by the Church’s Seminaries & Institutes Department to enhance gospel learning and help provide answers to doctrinal, historical, and social questions.