Answered By: Gerrit van Dyk
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2020     Views: 3332

Below is a short list of print resources and strategies for finding background information of sections in the Doctrine & Covenants. Enter the call numbers in the search box on the Library Home Page then click the search icon.

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Books

  • Making Sense of the Doctrine & Covenants
    • BYU Library Call Number  BX 8623.05 .H234m 2008 [use this for some context and background as well as doctrinal significance]

  • The A to Z of the Doctrine and Covenants and church history

  • A companion to your study of the Doctrine and Covenants

    • BYU Call Number BX 8623.04 .L966c 1996 [this is a two-volume set; more of a commentary on various topics in the D&C; contains some historical background]

 

Subjects to use while searching the library catalog:

     Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- History -- 19th century

     Doctrine and Covenants – Commentaries

     Doctrine and Covenants – History

     Doctrine and Covenants – Study and Teaching

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Databases

ATLA Religion Database subject terms: 

      Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- Sacred Books

       Doctrine and Covenants (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints book)

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Websites

Joseph Smith Papers Online   https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/

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