History Day Resources


North Kitsap School District provides information from books, videos, magazines, websites, maps, journals, newspapers, etc. through ProQuest databases. One log-in gives you access to multiple databases: History Study Center, ProQuest, eLibrary. 

Kitsap Regional Library (KRL) provides access to the Encyclopedia Britannica, to several newspapers archived to 1980, and to reliable resources through Gale databases: Biography, Opposing Viewpoints, U.S. History, World History. Once you choose a resource from KRL, you will need to enter the KMS library card number: 29068006856136.

  • Watch a Gale Training Video.
  • Get your own KRL e-Card number so that you can save resources and searches on the Gale databases.

Seattle Public Library (SPL) provides access to a wide variety reference materials, to several newspapers archived to the late 1800s, and to multiple databases and reliable websites.

All databases and some newspapers require your SPL library card number. If you are 13 years or older and have your own KRL card, you may request a card online. If you are under 13, you will need to print and complete a library card application, and then return it to the library in person.

Verified Web Resources

National History Day MN: The Minnesota History Society provides a list of verified websites for historical research. 

Resources for 2019 National History Day Projects: The Newseum in Washington, D.C. provides access to its archives of historical news articles and photographs. Registration is required.

University of Washington Libraries History Day Resources
: Prepare for your library visit by reviewing the UW Libraries instructions for Primary Source Starting Points. When you conduct a UW Libraries Search, it is recommended that you narrow your search results by choosing the following filters:
*Availability--in the library
*Library--Suzzallo or Odegaard
*Format--Print, Government Documents, Micorform, Journals, Dissertations
*Language: English
REQUIRED: Prepare a list of print and digital resources that you plan to use during your visit. (Additional digital resource lists: 20th century, 19th century, 17-18th centuries.)

Need some tips on pinning and printing, emailing, or saving resource lists from the UW Libraries? Here's a video guide.

Google News Archives: Search newspapers from around the world dating back to the 1700s.

Digital Public Library of America: DPLA shares materials in digital format from American libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. These materials include photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, etc.

Google Arts and Culture: Explore the collections of cultural heritage institutions from around the world. Find articles, images, and virtual tours of historic locations.

Library of Congress Digital Collections: View maps and photographs; read letters, diaries and newspapers; hear personal accounts of events; and listen to sound recordings and watch historic films. 


Oregon School Library Information System (OSLIS) provides on online citation maker for the MLA 8th edition. 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides detailed citation guides for the MLA and the Chicago Manual of Style.

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