History Day Resources

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Need help with your History Day project or even just a place to start? Washington County Library is here to help with the resources below. As always our librarians are ready to help too. Feel free to walk up to any librarian at any of our libraries for assistance but you may want to schedule an appointment with a librarian. You can also talk to a librarian by emailonline form, or via the AskMN web chat. Librarians can help you with the information you've already located, give suggestions for finding additional information, and more.

Print Resources


 
  • Newspapers on microfilm; the R.H. Stafford Library has a collection of newspapers on microfilm
    • Forest Lake Times, 1995-2008 
    • South Washington County Bulletin, 1985-2007
    • Woodbury Bulletin, 1998-2008
    • Newsweek, 1974-2005
    • Time, 1965-2006
    • US News & World Report, 1974-2006
  • Print reference materials: encyclopedias, history books, etc.

Library Databases for Teens



Britannica School Edition
: Search Encyclopaedia Britannica content for elementary, middle, and high school grade students. Learn more about Britannica Online - School Edition: Fact Sheet & Interactive Tutorial

Explora Teens: Search middle and high school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedia, dictionaries - includes primary source documents, reference books, and multimedia. Learn more: Explora Teens Fact Sheet

General Science Collection: Search for articles from the most popular scientific journals for the latest scientific developments. Learn more: General Science Collection Fact Sheet


InfoTrac Student Edition (High Schools)Designed for high school students. Use to search magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, and more.


MAS Ultra - School Edition:Contains full text for more than 500 popular, high school magazines. Full text is also available for 85,670 biographies and 105,786 primary source documents. Also contains more than 360 reference books.


Middle Search Plus

Contains full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays. Also contains primary source documents.

Points of View Reference Center: Find essays that examine multiple sides of controversial topics and current issues. Learn more about Points of View Reference Center: Fact SheetInteractive Tutorial, & Help Video

Research in Context: For grade 6-8 students, use to search magazines, newspapers and reference books for information on current events, the arts, science, popular culture, health, and more. Learn more about Research in Context: Fact Sheet & Tutorial Videos

Student Resources in Context: For high school students, use for both homework and in-depth research assignments to find articles, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia files. Learn more about Student Resources in Context: Fact SheetInteractive Tutorial, & Videos.


Additional Database Resources



ArchiveGrid: Search through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

Biography in Context: Search for biographical information about thousands of people, from all time periods including historical figures and today's celebrities. Learn more: Biography in Context Help Video

ProQuest Newspapers: Find newspaper articles from hundreds of papers from around the country. Learn more about ProQuest Newspapers: Fact SheetInteractive Tutorial, & Help Video

More Resources



National History Day MN - Student Resources (Minnesota State Historical Society)

National History Day MN Resources (MELSA)

Researching History Day (Minitex)