History Day Links

National History Day Site: official History Day website: 

provides citation, note taking, and research tools. Create your bibliographies here! 

Library of Congress: ‚Äčthe national library of the United States:

American Memory From the Library of Congress: "American Memory provides free and open access through the Internet to written and spoken words, sound recording, still and moving images, prints, maps, and sheet music that document the American experience.":

Chronicling America - Historic American Newspapers: search America's historic newspapers published between 1789 and 1943:

National Archives: "An archive is a place where people can go to gather firsthand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs, and other primary sources.  the National Archives is the U.S. Government's collection of documents that records important events in American history."

National Archives Our Documents: U.S. history documents and tips for analyzing primary sources:

The National Archives Experience -Docs Teach Documents: Search here for a large selection of primary source documents from American history.

National Archives: Research by Topic: Topics covered include: "America's Founding Documents," "Foreign Policy, Military Records & Investigations," "People," "Places," "Federal Government," "Maritime, Aviation, Science & Technology," "Events, Centennials & Holidays," and "Arts & Culture":

Smithsonian Institution: Extensive online collections and background information on U.S. and world history topics:

Smithsonian Learning Lab:
Search through the Smithsonian's online resources and create online collections to keep track of what you find as you research (email address required to utilize online "file folder" feature): 

National Park Service: Our Struggles and Triumphs: topic ideas and resources for topics related to our national parks (topics include: “Migration and Immigration”, “Engaging with the Environment”, “Developing the American Economy”, “Shaping the Political Landscape”, “Arts, Culture, and Education”, “Science and Technology”, and “The Role of the United States in the World Economy”).

History.com: Streaming video clips, original articles, speeches, and other resources:
World Digital Library: Primary source materials from countries around the world:

American Archive of Public Broadcasting: Use this site to “discover historic programs of publicly funded radio and television across America”

Digital Public Library of America: “DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.” 

Washington State Historical Society History Day Site: provides information for students, educators, institutions, and many others interested in Washington History Day:

Washington State History Resources: primary sources that will make your History Day project stand out:

Whatcom County Library System Databases: access trustworthy online content here with your public library card.  the most helpful databases to use for your National History Day project are: Britannica Library (online encyclopedia), History Study Center, and ProQuest (online access to magazines, journals, and newspapers): 

ProQuest: access all your ProQuest databases, like Research Library, historical newspapers, and more.

ProQuest Learning Literature: A comprehensive resource including 3,000+ author biographies; 40 searchable full-text literature journals; full-text library works; and other key criticism and reference sources.

Culture Grams: Links students to country reports that go beyond mere facts and figures to deliver one-of-a-kind perspective on daily life and culture.  In-depth reports covering 200+ countries, the United States, and Canada.

eLibrary: This site offers more than 2,000 full-text and multimedia sources, and can access History Study Center and ProQuest Learning: Literature.

History Study Center: Offers invaluable historical reference material that covers 14 centuries of history, from ancient to modern, old world to new world. 

SIRS Discoverer: Offers invaluable historical reference material that covers 14 centuries of history, from ancient to modern, old world to new world.