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History Day Research @ the MNHS Library: Overview

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The Minnesota Historical Society Library can be a great place to do research for your History Day project.  This step-by-step guide for students gives some advice on how to make your research experience better!

The basic steps for History Day Research here at MNHS are:

  1. Get Started: Pick a topic and find secondary sources
  2. Online Primary Sources: Find primary sources that are available online
  3. Search @ MNHS: Search the catalog and finding aids online before you visit
  4. Visit the Library: Everything you need to know about visiting us
  5. More Help!: People and places that can help on your research and project

(Are you a History Day teacher considering bringing your class to the MNHS Library for a research visit?  Check out our Class Visits page for more information.)

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Gale Family Library
MN Historical Society Library
345 West Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

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Tuesday: 9am to 8pm
Wed. to Sat.: 9am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
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Guide Author

Jenny McElroy,
Reference Specialist

Kathryn Pase,
MN History Day Staff


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