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Mountain West Digital Library

Formed as part of a consortium between universities, colleges, museums, and historical societies in Utah, Nevada, and Idaho, the Mountain West Digital Library contains dozens of digital collections whose content ranges far beyond that of the geographical area covered by the Mountain West region. On their homepage, visitors can learn about the "Featured Collection" and then browse all of the available collections via a list of partner institutions. All told, there are over 100 collections here, and visitors can search the entire archive for text, images, video, or audio clips. A couple of the collections should not be missed, including "Before Gaming: Las Vegas Centennial", which provides visual documentation of a (relatively) quiet Las Vegas before the emergence of gambling. Additionally, the Mormon publication "The Young Woman's Journal" provides insight into the lives of Mormon women in the early 20th century.
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Subject: Mountain West Digital Library
Posted By: smcintyre
Date Posted: 5/17/10 12:07pm
The Mountain West Digital Library is a program of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, a collaboration among the fourteen higher education libraries in Utah and partner institutions in Nevada and Idaho. The portal at now provides free access to over 300,000 digital resources from 52 different partners.