Information and Help for History Day Projects
Get one-on-one help from History Day or Saint Paul Public Library staff.
Use the Research Project Calculator  to plan a schedule for your project.
History Day Websites
History Day Research in Minnesota 
Walks students through the process of researching History Day projects, provides guidance for the research process, and recommends research sources available to Minnesota residents.
National History Day in Minnesota 
From the Minnesota Historical Society. Find topic ideas, sample projects, project resources, and more information.
National History Day and Archives 
Information on using archives for National History Day.
National History Day 
More information about National History Day.
Official United States government online portal.
Government Documents 
Find federal government information online and at the library.
History Day Hullabaloo
Get research help from librarians, find new primary and secondary sources, view sample projects, and get one-on-one help from History Day staff members and mentors.
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More metro area History Day Hullabaloo events .
American Eras: Primary Sources
- Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1878) 
- Development of the Industrial United States (1878-1899) 
- Westward Expansion (1800-1860) 
American Memory 
From the Library of Congress. Written and spoken words, sound recordings, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.
CAMIO  (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
Images of works of art held at museums.
Chronicling America 
View newspaper pages from 1860 to 1922.
Chronology of U.S. Historical Documents 
Documents from the pre-colonial era to the present.
Historical Maps 
Links to web sites with historical maps.
Historical New York Times
Full text of the New York Times, from 1851 though 2011.
Minnesota Digital Newspaper Hub 
Digitized editions of Minnesota's newspapers, 1856-1924.
Minnesota Historical Society Collections 
Documents, photographs, death certificate indexes, and much more!
Minnesota Reflections 
Thousands of documents and images from across Minnesota.
Minnesota Video Vault 
Documentaries, interviews, and other video content produced by Twin Cities Public Television.
Primary Documents in American History 
Materials digitized from the Library of Congress, covering 1763-1877.
More Online Resources
Britannica Online 
The online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Magazines dating back to the 1900s and earlier. Available at the Central Library .
Newspapers on Microfilm 
A collection of Minnesota newspapers and the New York Times. The oldest issues date back to 1849.