Use this guide to assist you in the research process for your National History Day project. Remember to save citations from any resources you will be using for your research.
Create a new project to collect the citations from sources you consult for this project. If you are working with a GROUP, only ONE person will create the new project then +ADD Students under "Student Collaborators." Also click "Share with a project inbox" and type in GLOBAL 9, then choose your teacher / block.
Search for books in our library. Then use the call number to find where the book is shelved, find it, and check it out.
To find items in any of the three catalogs linked below, search for your topic. Print the page, write your name on it, and check with Mrs. Donohue. Search Five Systems for books located in neighboring school libraries first. OWWL will search public libraries, or World Cat for college libraries.
Contains full text for hundreds of science encyclopedias, reference books, periodicals, and other sources.
Gale resource portal.
Facts and arguments on current events topics and social issues.
Provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics showing how scientific disciplines relate to real-world issues, from weather patterns to obesity.
Searches many ProQuest databases from one interface.
Award winning in-depth coverage of topical issues written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked.
Ebook portal for Gale resources.
National History Day works with multiple organizations to curate resources for students participating in the contest. Below are links to resources created by some of our partners specifically for the Breaking Barriers in History theme.
View primary sources curated for the breaking barriers theme from the National Archives.
Create a free account to get access to Newseum Education's rich online and on-site content for student projects related to the NHD 2020 theme of "Breaking Barriers in History."
Click on a theme to search the primary source collections from the Smithsonian for the NHD 2020 theme.
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1789-1963 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
Explore pivotal moments of historical change with scenes curated by Ken Burns.
Scroll down to "2020 Breaking Barriers" then use the topic links provided to find resources on your topic.
Discover 35,429,700 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States. Check out Primary Source Sets and Online Exhibitions.
Browse collections or search for primary sources available online from the Library of Congress.
The National Archives’ Presidential Libraries and Museums bring together the records and artifacts of a President and his administration and present them to the public for study and discussion without regard to political considerations or affiliations.
Browse through the topics listed for possible interviews to support your research.
The Civil Rights Digital Library promotes an enhanced understanding of the Civil Rights movement by helping users discover primary sources and other educational materials from libraries, archives, museums, public broadcasters, and others on a national scale.
New York Heritage is a portal for learning more about the people, places and events that contributed to the making of New York State.
This site provides free indexed access to selected historical newspapers from across New York State.
Browse this NSDL collection of primary sources including papers for the development of Hydrogen Bomb, Cuban Missile Crisis, and much more.
This site provides free public access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.
USA.gov only returns results from government web pages, most ending in .gov or .mil. Your initial search will return results from a variety of government websites. You can get more specific results by then selecting “Only USA.gov,” “Images,” or “Videos” at the top of the page on your computer.
Links to government publications in the National Archives, gateways and guides to federal information, finding aids and indexes to government documents, federal directories, and other government publications.
Use the library guides linked here to help you decipher the parts of a government document.
Use the examples and explanations provided by the MLA Style Center to help you build citations for government documents.
Use the examples given on this page to help you when citing a primary source from the Library of Congress.
Learn the difference between primary and secondary sources.
This video provides tips on how to navigate and extract excerpts from the Chronicling America digital newspaper database.
Walk through researching a topic.
This is a copy of the handout showing you how to set up the formatting of your Annotated Bibliography in Noodle Tools before printing it. After completing the formatting use the Print/Exort option to print.
Use this handout to keep track of notes from a source.
Use this worksheet to evaluate websites before using them in your research. As a researcher it is your responsibility to evaluate sources for authority, currency, and reliability, and to differentiate between fact, opinion, and propaganda.
Midterm grading rubric for 2020 Global 9 History Day Project
Use directions provided here to create your MLA style in-text (parenthetical) citations.