History Day Resources

A list of resources to help you get started with your History Day project

If you need additional help, librarians are ready to assist. You may want to schedule an appointment with a librarian -- to talk about the information you've already located, to get suggestions for finding additional information, and more.


  • 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.


  • See our list of Homework Help databases, arranged by grade level:
    Homework Help
  • Recommended databases:
    ArchiveGrid: Search through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

    Biography in Context: Combines award-winning biographies from respected Gale Group sources. Also includes full text articles from hundreds of periodicals.

    Britannica High School: Students look up information from Encyclopedia Britannica Online.

    Britannica Middle School: Students look up information from Britannica Encyclopedia Online.

    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.

    ProQuest Newspapers: Database with citations and abstracts from over 350 newspapers, over 250 of which provide full text.

    Student Research Center: For middle and senior high school students.

    Student Resources in Context: Provides a selection of reference, thousands of full-text periodicals and newspapers, primary documents, creative works, and multimedia.