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History Day

History Day Resources

Articles & Databases

Databases for Research

In general, databases contain citations for articles, full text of articles, reference, eBooks and media resources. Databases are great tools for locating secondary sources and sometimes primary sources. Use them to find:

  • articles in magazines or journals
  • newspapers 
  • eBooks
  • reference books
  • biographies
  • reviews
  • multimedia: images, streaming video, and sound 

​​Content in many databases can be limited to peer-reviewed journals. This means the article is reviewed by experts in the field before it is published.

How to Access Library Resources

Off-Campus Access

  • Off-campus access to eBooks, articles, and other materials display a lock icon  and are available to SEMO students with a current SE Key and password. On campus access is available within Kent Library.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

  • Request books and digital copies of journal articles from libraries world-wide.
  • This service is free of charge to Southeast Missouri State University patrons. 
  • Public libraries provide interlibrary loan services to community patrons.

Special Collections and Archives in Kent Library  

  • Contact Special Collections & Archives in Kent Library on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University to see if there is information about your History Day topic. Special Collections and Archives contain research materials that document the historical and cultural experience of Southeast Missouri, the Mississippi River Valley region, and the history of Southeast Missouri State University. All materials are freely available and open to the public.

    Please contact us at:

    Telephone: 573.651.2245

    Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Open all other times by appointment only.

Databases for History Day projects

State & Local Collections

National Collections