Student Resources

Research day at the Rawlings Library!

Presentations by library staff specifically for History Day students, to include conducting research and accessing library resources, with time for your questions, a tour, and a sneak peak of the library’s archives.
Tuesday, December 8th, from 3 to 5 p.m.
Please RSVP to Christina Mascarenas if you are interested in attending.

TWO Research Days at the Steelworks Center of the West!

Free admission for students and archival assistance for hands-on project research.
Tuesday, December 1st, from 3 to 5 p.m. AND Tuesday, January 12th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Please RSVP to Christina Mascarenas if you are interested in attending.

Tips for Students:

Click here for a summary of the New Rules!

View sample History Day projects for inspiration!

Make interactive images with ThingLink.

Clicking Ctrl+F on a webpage allows you to search it!  This works especially well with your project keywords.

Remember: you can’t embed images or video when using Weebly for website projects.  KeepVid is a website that allows you to save videos to your computer (be careful not to click on the advertisement buttons!).

Consider using public domain images from the Library of Congress in your website.

Online Resources:

National History Day Theme 2016: Exploration, Encounter & Exchange

General Rules for All Categories

How Will My Project Be Judged?

Essential Elements of an Historical Research Project

Questions Judges Might Ask

Helpful Worksheets & Project Development Documents (coming soon)

Information About Research

Guidelines for Historical Projects

Five Critical Questions

Rules of Argument

Primary and Secondary Sources

Internet Research Skills

Research Checklist

Library of Congress Website (a great resource for all types of projects!)

Local resources:

Pueblo City-County Library
Locations and Hours
Phone: (719) 562-5600

The Library and Academic Resource Center at CSU-Pueblo
Located at 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001
LARC Information: (719) 549-2451
Library Circulation Desk: (719) 549-2386
Library Research Help Desk: (719) 549-2333
ITS Help Desk: (719) 549-2002
Email: ask@csupueblo.libanswers.com
Text Message: Send to (719) 425-4045

Steelworks Center of the West
Steelworks Museum and Archives, located at 215 Canal Street Pueblo, CO 81004
Phone: (719) 564-9086

The Center for American Values
Located at 101 S Main Street in Pueblo (off of the Pueblo Riverwalk and Main Street)
Phone: (719) 543-9502

The Colorado Historical Society
Located at 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-HISTORY (303-447-8679)

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