CLICK HERE to access National History Day's website.
In 2023, National History Day will use its current rule book which you can view as a PDF by visiting this page.
World Book Online Encyclopedia for background information and topic ideas: World Book Advanced Link
Also Useful: Encyclopedia Britannica
HOW to Use the EBSCO Database:
1) Create a list of search terms
Brainstorm and add to the list as you continue your research and come across related terms.
2) Set up a graphic organizer or note-taking system
There are many ways to take notes, but you should include the following key points on source that you use:
– Citation, including author, title, publisher, date of publication, date of access
– Notes (Use key words and phrases; avoid using whole sentences unless you plan to use an in-text citation)
-Whether you're looking at a primary or secondary source.
Here's a possible note taking template to use at this first stage of your research process: Step One Note Taking Template
3) Keep track of resources as you use them!!
Here's a note taking template you can use once you have your thesis statement: Note taking Template #2
All things Annotated Bibliography
1. From National History Day's website
National History Day's Information Page on Annotated Bibliography
National History Day's Web page on how to format citations: Chicago Style
2. Purdue University has helpful resources:
Purdue University's Online Writing Lab
OWL at Purdue: Sample Annotations
3. There are many citation generators, including one under Tools in Google Docs as well as Easy Bib:
Citation Generator: EasyBib