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Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

Selected Resources for researching History Day topics

This is a "scratch pad" for librarians to save ideas - it is not a fully developed research guide (hence its status is private and not published). It is also for the teachers to refer back to in order to help students remember sources consulted when at the CT State Library. Teachers are welcome to send feedback to Jenny Groome.

Included here are selected resources that may help History Day students who visit the Connecticut State Library to conduct research. Often a box from a previous year might be included in a related topic. This guide is for the current year - and each year the previous guide should be added to the Previous Topics guide, and the new topics will be included here. The URL for current year will remain

Items here are only suggestions to get them started - we do not know the details of  the research.

START with our Library catalog

Handout from Connecticut State Library

To students who might see this page: You are the researcher; you pick the focus.

We are only listing a few of the possible resources at the Connecticut State Library, based on a broad subject. It may be of help, or not. We'll figure that out during your field trip.

If you need help (especially with focusing): speak with your teacher; check with school librarian; consult judge's comments on how to improve your project; seek out official History Day websites; let us know your focus and areas requiring more research.

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