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This research guide contains links to handy resources you can use for your History Day project.
These resources can only be used in person at the Nielsen Library at Adams State College.
These resources can be used anywhere with an internet connection.
Keyword brainstorming handout
Use this sheet to organize your key concepts and search terms before you start.
Adams State Archives and Special Collections Libguide
A guide to the Special Collections and Archives resources in Nielsen Library. A rich resource for SLV History information. Most of these resources are rare, and many are in fragile condition, so use of these is generally under guidance of library staff. So you should speak with us to make any arrangements to use the materials.
Primary vs. Secondary Sources
A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event. Examples of primary sources include:
- Autobiographies, diaries, interviews, letters, news footage, official records, photographs, speeches, etc.
Secondary sources provide interpretation and analysis of primary sources. Secondary sources are one step removed from the original event. Examples of secondary sources include:
- Encyclopedias, biographies, literary criticism, magazine articles about events or people, textbooks, etc.
Information adapted from University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.