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National History Day (NHD)

Each year, National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past.

The 2021-2022 theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

NHD Research Support

Find Primary Sources


Chronicling America - Historical Newspapers

Digital Public Library of America

Library of Congress

Smithsonian Institution - Learning Lab (Research includes the National Museum of African American History and Culture, National Museum of the American Indian, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian American Art Museum, the National Zoo and others)

Annotated Bibliography

NHD Annotated Bibliography Instructions

Example Annotated Bibliography