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This article contains information about how to do research about the Black Rock Desert and Nevada in general.
- Searching Google Books can be of value.
- See Bibliography for a list of books. Carlson's "Nevada Place Names" and Fairfield's "Fairfield's Pioneer History of Lassen County, California" are very valuable.
- The Censuses page has links to historic Nevada Censuses
- University of Nevada Reno
- Desert Magazine has articles from the 1950s.
- The Maps page contains a number of useful maps. In particular, the Historic Maps page has links to old topo maps and township plats.
- County assessor maps can be useful, Pershing County has maps that are of use.
- GNIS has information about place names that sometimes includes useful citations.
Nevada Outdoor School
- When using Google, to find newspaper articles, try adding "site:newspaperchive.com" to a search.
- UNR has Oral Histories