History Day Resources

Help with your History Day project is only a click away at your library! There are lots of free resources on the library website which you can access from home - and you can also ask your library staff for personalized help!

Getting Started

What are you looking for?

Background Information and General Resources


  • Scott County Library Catalog: You'll find plenty of secondary sources and some primary sources in your library's collection. Just request any copy and we'll send it to your local library. 
  • MNLINK: Can't find what you need at Scott County Library? Request books from libraries all over Minnesota. It's free!

Newspaper Articles

Pictures, Letters, and Other Primary Source Documents

  • Minnesota Reflections: Search the collection of more than 40,000 images and documents depicting the history of Minnesota. 
  • Digital Public Library for America (DPLA): Search hundreds of digital library collections from all over the United States for images, documents, archives, manuscripts, books, and even sounds! 

As always, check copyright information before taking an image for your project.