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Educator and Librarian Learning Center

Information and training for library staff and educators to encourage and support high-quality information literacy instruction and research

Welcome to History Day 2024!

Each year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2023-2024 theme is Turning Points in History. This year’s theme invites you to consider questions of time and place, cause and effect, change over time, and impact and significance.

(The following student resources are also available here:

Student Tutorials:

Searching ELM and EbooksMN:

Searching an Academic Library Online Catalog and

Searching Online Library Resources and Google:

Student Guides:

ELM Search Strategies (online guide):

ELM Search Strategies (handout):

Helpful Online Resources (handout):

MNLink How To (online guide):


Find print books across Minnesota and have them sent to your local library using 

Ebooks Minnesota:

Minnesota History Day