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    ELM for History Day

    The Electronic Library for Minnesota contains a number of databases to help students find information for History Day projects.

    ELM Databases for History Day

    • Britannica School
    • Britannica Online Academic Edition
    • Student Resources in Context
    • Student Research Center
    • Academic Search Premier
    • MasterFILE Premier
    • Historical Minneapolis Tribune (1867-1922)
    • Minnesota Reflections

    Investigate some of these databases using the steps below.

     

    Step One: The Basics


    Use these fact sheets and short videos to get an introduction to the key features of some of ELM’s history day databases.

    Fact sheets (Note: You can download editable versions of these fact sheets at the bottom of the page.)

    Student Resources in Context

    Academic Search Premier

     

    Short videos

    Minnesota Resources for Researching History Day (4:39)

    Minnesota Resources for Researching History Day (4:39)



    Student Research Center (3:39)

    Student Research Center (3:39)


     

    Step Two: Activities


    Use these activities to explore ELM’s history databases. Choose an activity below and open up the relevant history day database to complete the exercises. (Note: You can download editable versions of these activities at the bottom of the page.)

    Britannica School


    Student Resources in Context

    Academic Search Premier

    Also try the Academic Search Premier interactive tutorial

     

    Step Three: Advanced


    For a little more information on these databases, watch these recorded webinars presented by Reference Outreach & Instruction librarians at Minitex (the institution that manages ELM).

    History Day Resources in ELM (60 minutes)

    History Day focuses on teaching students how to select a topic and conduct thorough research using primary and secondary sources to give well-rounded understanding and competency about that topic. In this webinar we will look at this year's theme and discuss ways to help students develop a topic, identify primary sources, and resources to use. We will also look at developing a project timeline using the Research Project Calculator.

     

     

     

     

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