National History Day Resources

National History Day 2017

  • National History Day 2017 Theme Book
  • National History Day Contest Rule Book
  • Previous Student Sample Projects: Examples of Winning Entries

  • Open Access Resources:

    American Journeys
    Eyewitness accounts of early American exploration and settlement.

    American Memory Collection
    Hundreds of early American motion pictures.

    British Pathé
    Historic documentaries, interviews and classic movies from around the world.

    C-Span Video Library
    More than 226,000 hours of programming on political, social, government and historical topics.

    Chronicling America
    Historic American newspapers.

    Dictionary of American Biography (1872)
    Biographical sketches of nearly 10,000 early Americans prior to 1872.

    Making of America Collection
    Digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction.

    Oklahoma Digital Prairie
    Digital collections of Oklahoma documents and images spanning more than 100 years of history, and gateway to selected EBSCOhost research databases.

    Open Vault (from WGBH)
    Access to unique and historically important content produced by the public television and radio station WGBH.

    State Digital Resources
    Links to state and regional digital projects documenting America's history.

    Tahlequah Public Library Subscription Databases
    Links to online research databases provided by the Tahlequah Public Library, Eastern Oklahoma District Library System, and Oklahoma Department of Libraries, for Eastern Oklahoma District Library System users.

    Northeastern State University Library Databases:

    Academic Search Premier
    Indexes more than 13,000 popular magazines and journals, including full text coverage of more than 4,800 publications dating as far back as 1975.

    America: History & Life
    U.S. and Canadian history journals.

    Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia
    New World Encyclopedia.

    Gale Virtual Reference Library
    American Decades, American Eras, Encyclopaedia Judaica, Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, Encyclopedia of Food and Culture, Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, Encyclopedia of Religion, Encyclopedia of the Great Depression, Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America, Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family, New Catholic Encyclopedia, and St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture.

    Historical Abstracts
    History journals covering the world (excluding the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present, including indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals back to 1955. Full text coverage of more than 349 journals and more than 120 books.

    Humanities Full Text
    Journal articles in the humanities and music.

    Marquis Who's Who
    Marquis Biographies Online; Who's Who in America; Who's Who in the World; Who's Who in American History; Who's Who in American Art; Who's Who in American Politics.

    New York Times
    New York Times newspaper (1851-Present).

    National and international full text newspapers and other news sources.

    OmniFile Full Text Mega
    Magazines and journals.

    Opposing Viewpoints in Context
    Different views on today's current events and social issues.

    Oxford Music Online
    Grove Music Online, Oxford Dictionary of Music, and Oxford Companion to Music.

    Please find below links to special borrower and guest computer use policies and forms for non-NSU students and employees:

    Special Borrower/Guest Computer Usage Policy, and Guest Computer User Agreement Form

    Minor Special Borrower Permission Form


    Your school library, local public libary and Northeastern State Universtity Libraries provide access to a wide range of print books, audio visual material and other resources on many topics.

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    Last Updated: 07/27/2018