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National History Day


NHD Website: Getting Started

Learn about this year’s theme – Triumph & Tragedy

Crafting a quality thesis statement instruction. 

Annotated Bibliography Lesson


Evaluating Websites

Credible Websites? [YouTube]

Online Sources [BrainPOP] Log in with your GAFE

5 Ws of website evaluation

Citation Help – Use the BCMS LMC Style Manual for assistance in citing all of the items listed below.

Print Sources

  • Book with one or two authors 
  • Book with an editor
  • Work in an anthology 
  • Article in a specialized encyclopedia 
  • Article in a print magazine or newspaper 
  • Article in a magazine or newspaper reproduced in a print book or collection -(Example: Twentieth Century America: A Primary Source Collection from the Associated Press) 
  • Article in a print scholarly journal 

Print Sources Available Online

  • Article in a specialized encyclopedia included in an online database 
  • Article in a magazine or newspaper included in an online database 
  • Article in a magazine or newspaper article on a website 
  • Print book available online 

The Web

Make sure you are not looking at book, magazine article, report, or other type of source posted on the web.

  • Help with websites and webpages 
  • Website (use if you are using several of the site’s pages) 
  • Web page (use for a single page) 
  • Identifying the parts of a webpage

Other Types of Sources

  • DVD, videocassette, filmstrip, slides 
  • Film or recording available on the Internet (previously released) 
  • Song or spoken recording on CD, MP3, audiocassette, or LP 
  • Work of art in an online gallery or image database (such as an art museum) 
  • Work of art viewed in a museum or collection 
  • Lecture, speech, or reading available on a website 
  • Interview conducted by the researcher (YOU!) 
  • Government document 

Locating Resources in the Library Catalogs

Useful Databases

Finding Information on the Web

Locating Quality Information Including Primary Sources

Creating/Printing an Annotated List of Works Cited

Working with Images