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These sites are great places to start looking for information. To search a database from home, click on the "Search From Home" icon and type in the number from your OCLN library card
- Research Databases - Access to general-interest, academic, business, market-research and health-related articles. To search click on the yellow icon and log in with the number from your OCLN library card (no spaces). Provided by the Massachusetts Library and Information Network
- Homework Help 911 - Find resources from the Massachusetts Library Community. Information is available on Massachusetts history, historical photographs and many research databases useful for many subjects.
Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences
Make your NHD project a success with these links!
National History Day Project Research Sites
- American Memory Collection - The Library of Congress has collected digitized primary source material on many different historical topics.
- Avalon Project - Yale Law School's online collection of primary source documents by time period from all around the world, from ancient documents to 21st-century ones.
- Landmark Supreme Court Cases - Resources and activities related to many important Supreme Court cases.
- Making of America - The University of Michigan's digital library of primary sources in American social history from pre-Civil War through Reconstruction.
- NARA Online Exhibits - The U.S. National Archives and Records is another good source for primary source material and images.
- National History Day - See the National History Day site for contest details and information on this year's winning projects.
- 100 Milestone Documents - Digital versions of documents important to U.S. history, such as The Emancipation Proclamation, the Civil Rights Act, and the Voting Rights Act.
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Searchable online database of patent and trademark information.
Before choosing a topic, it's a good idea to get some background on the idea of scientific method to help you plan your project.
What is the scientific method?
If you need some help thinking of a topic, these sites can give you some ideas:
- Agricultural Ideas for Science Fair Projects
- Falmouth High School Science Fair Primer
- Science Fair Ideas
- Science Fair Central, by the Discovery Channel
- Science Fair Project Resource Guide, Internet Public Library
- Science Fairs, by the Eastern Newfoundland Science Fairs Council in Canada
Now that you're ready to start, these sites can help direct you through the project:
If you have questions along the way, you might find the answer you need in the archives of these sites. If your question hasn't been asked before, ask a scientist yourself!