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Updated research resources for 7th grade History Day project.
History Day Research Resources
Updated November 2016
Electronic Library for Minnesota -- elm4you.org Online databases accessible from anywhere. There also is a link on the www.rocori.k12.mn.us site under “Students.” Some databases that have been helpful in the past include: Britannica School Middle, Student Research Center, MasterFILE Premier, Research in Context, Explora Teens, Academic Search Premier, Infotrac Student Edition, and Minnesota Reflections.
MnLINK Gateway – mnlinkgateway.org Allows anyone with a public library card to request books from more than 30 MN library systems when they are not available through your local system.
Sweet Search Biographies -- www.sweetsearch.com/biographies Sweet search and its parent site, www.findingdulcinea.com, only shows results compiled by research experts, librarians, and teachers.
Great River Regional Library – griver.org Search the library catalog, place holds on books, and explore additional databases/ebooks not on the ELM site. The St. Cloud branch hosts a History Day Hullabaloo to help students with finding resources.
Time 100 Most Influential People – time.com/collection/2016-time-100/?iid=sr-link1
Great place to find information on people who rose to prominence within the recent past.
Collective Biographies of Women -- http://womensbios.lib.virginia.edu/ Great source for titles of books about women in history. Short biographies and links to other sites.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library -- library.rockhall.com/home/resources/databases
Access to many music-themed databases and biographical information. The hall of fame site also has biographies of members. www.rockhall.com
Library of Congress – www.loc.gov Tons of resources including digital collections, primary sources, and ebooks. Also includes links to other helpful sites.
National Archives -- https://www.archives.gov/education/history-day. Specialized History Day Resources including possible 2017 topics at: https://www.docsteach.org/topics/nhd
Other Helpful Information
Cold Spring Public Library is open 12 to 6 p.m. Mondays, 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 2 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, 11 to 5 p.m. Fridays, and 10 to 1 on Saturdays. You are able to request materials online using your library card and have them sent to your local branch.
The media center is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. each school day. I hear the people there are helpful and know a lot about research. There also will be