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History Day

Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

Selected Websites

Selected websites that may help many students who visit the Connecticut State Library to conduct research. Originally developed for History Day students, hence the focus on primary sources and historic resources.

SEE ALSO Online Collections page and specific topics.

General Resources - Newspapers and Magazines

Magazines & News Sources

For subject searching in many of the older issues of popular magazines, you may need to use the print volumes of the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. The instruction guides will require you to adjust to search for items here at the Connecticut State Library.

Magazines

Here are a few examples of magazines. You may also try researchIT CT or your local library.

  • Life  Z9999 .L54
  • Time   Z9999 .T56   Time [microform] Z9999 .T56a MFiche 
  • Newsweek [microform] Z9999 .N49a Mfiche
  • U.S. news & world report Z9999 .U86a Mfiche 
  • Harper's [microform] Z9999 .H37a Mfiche 
  • The New republic - JK1 .N624    The new republic [microform] JK1 .N624a Mfiche 
  • Newspapers
  • Search Our Catalog
    • Suggested terms
      • History, Modern -- Periodicals
      • Social history -- Periodicals

Newspapers

These are not all our resources. Check with a librarian for help.

Other Institutions

General Resources - Magazines, Newspapers, Books

Magazines & News Sources

For subject searching in many of the older issues of popular magazines, you may need to use the print volumes of the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature. The instruction guides will require you to adjust to search for items here at the Connecticut State Library.

Using the Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature is a "how to" guide by Jill Anderson of Georgia State University.

 

  • Life  Z9999 .L54
  • Time   Z9999 .T56   Time [microform] Z9999 .T56a MFiche 
  • Newsweek [microform] Z9999 .N49a Mfiche
  • U.S. news & world report Z9999 .U86a Mfiche 
  • Harper's [microform] Z9999 .H37a Mfiche 
  • The New republic - JK1 .N624    The new republic [microform] JK1 .N624a Mfiche 
  • Newspapers
  • Search Our Catalog
    • Suggested terms
      • History, Modern -- Periodicals
      • Social history -- Periodicals

 

Books

Database

Citing Sources - General Information

It is very important to cite all your sources, and cite them properly.

When the author is a group, rather than a person(s), it can be a little tricky. Government documents usually use the agency as the author, and almost always include it along with a person (if named). The records in library catalogs and databases often display the information needed.

Here are just a few resources that might help: