Just starting your research? Try the Junior Reference Collection
database to get solid introductory information that will help you plan your research and find great search times as you dig deeper.
Love trivia? Want to know what happened on This Day in History
? The History Channel shares decades' worth of historic events that happened today. You can also browse backwards and forward. If you wanted to get really creative for someone's birthday, list what happened on that day in the past in their birthday card!
Working on a History Day project? The library is hosting two History Day Hullabaloos to help you do your research with the help of mentors from the Minnesota History Center and library resources. Come to Ridgedale
on Tuesday, January 15 from 4:30-7:30 and Minneapolis Central
on Saturday, January 26 from 11:00 - 3:00.
Want to know about your family history? Curious about the family history of some famous people like the actor Adrian Grenier, actress Michelle Rodriguez and more? Watch Finding Your Roots
from PBS, and use its website to start looking into your own roots.
Read histories, look at timelines, take a practice quiz on HistoryWorld
. It includes the Encyclopedia of Britain, the Wellcome History of Medicine, (Global) Places in History using Google maps, and the pilot (Local) Places in History for local history societies.
games past and you learn not only about the athletes but also the politics that kept countries out of competition or made them even more competitive.
This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster. Check out an excerpt from the official report
by the U.S. Senate or head over to Minneapolis Central
to read full transcripts from the hearings.
by visiting MNopedia
and reading about the contributions Minnesota women (like Gratia Countryman!
) have made throughout history.