Popular History Day Resources
Welcome to the UW Libraries. This guide provides links to the most popular electronic and microfilmed resources for researching for your National History Day projects.
When did your topic happen? Click on the appropriate date range below:
Use the tabs and links above to access newspapers, magazines, government documents, and more.
For more news resources, see the News Subject Guide.
Finding Newspapers & Using Microfilm
The UW Libraries has an extensive collection of historic newspapers on microfilm housed in the Microforms & Newspapers Collection (MicNews), located on the round floor of Suzzallo Library.
Before you visit, be sure that you know the key facts about your topic. Know the 4 Ws:
What? Who? When? Where?
The best way to identify available newspapers on microfilm is to use the card catalog located in MicNews. You can also search the UW Libraries Catalog (see box below) for the newspaper title or browse through the Current Newspaper Subscriptions Guide.
Microfilm readers, printers, and scanners are available. Bring a flash drive if you want to scan and save.
News Databases by Place
The UW Libraries has a large collection of newspapers published in the United States and around the world. Current and historic newspapers may be available in paper, online, and on microfilm.
Or use newspaper databases to find citations (and many times full-text access) to news articles written about a particular topic:
Using UW Databases
UW Resources marked with UW Restricted can be used from any UW Library. Off-campus access to these resources is restricted to current UW students, faculty, and staff.
Get help from UW Librarians
Microforms & Newspapers, head
Microforms & Newspapers
Student Topic Guides 2012
- Brighton School
- Lake Washington HS - Berge
- Northshore Junior High - Boniface 1
- Northshore Junior High - Boniface 2
- Northshore Junior High - Boniface addenum
- Northshore Junior High - Plummer
- Pleasant Valley Middle School
- Timbercrest JHS - Matthews - Monday
- Timbercrest JHS - Matthews - Thursday
- Timbercrest JHS - Matthews - Tuesday
- Timbercrest JHS - Matthews - Wednesday
- Kingston Middle School - Tuesday
- Kingston Middle School - Thursday