Resources for Students
The documents and links in the Resources section can help you with the research process. Before you begin your research you should read about how to evaluate sources, identify primary and secondary sources, and format citations for a comprehensive annotated bibliography. Then, consult our list of websites, databases, museums, universities, libraries and other organizations where you can conduct research online and in person. Remember to take plenty of notes as you research, both to help you evaluate the accuracy of the source as well as to create a more detailed annotated bibliography.
Exciting news for 2012-2013: The Maryland Historical Society will host Open Archive Saturdays in fall 2012. History Day students are invited to these research workshops for a chance to explore primary sources in the MdHS collections. Fall 2012 dates include Saturday, October 13 (registration deadline: October 1); Saturday, November 17 (registration deadline: November 2); Saturday, December 8 (registration deadline: November 30). To register, contact Debbie Harner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-685-3750x324.
A terrific local resource for student researchers is the Maryland State Archives, in Annapolis. Learn more about researching at MSA here.
Here are a few resources to aid you in your History Day research: