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Links & Tools For Historical Inquiry

This is a list of tools and websites to assist you in your journey to effective research and an amazing final project!

NHD: Getting Started & Conducting Research

This is a direct link to the National History Day page that gives you guidance on GETTING STARTED and on CONDUCTING RESEARCH. Great info!

National Archives: Free Images

These images are excellent to use for your research projects! You must still cite your image source properly.

Library of Congress: Free Images

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution, and it serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 120 million items. The collections include books, sound recordings, motion pictures, photographs, maps, and manuscripts.

THC Classroom - National History Day: Rachel Carson - Videos

A student speaks about her documentary about Rachel Carson, the mother of the environmental movement. This was her topic for her History Day project.

THC Classroom - National History Day: History of NHD - Videos

What is National History Day? The history channel shows you what the holiday is and where it came from. This is a short video explaining the origins of National History Day.

Symbaloo: Curation Tool

Access your bookmarks and online favorites with Symbaloo. A free social bookmarking service in the cloud. This is a great way to group your favorite tools and resources for your specific project.


This is a GREAT FREE TOOL for screencasting. It's very user friendly.

Wikimedia Commons: Free Images

This is a great resource for images that are protected under the Creative Commons license, which means you can use them in projects if you cite them properly.

Freeplay Music: Free Music

If you create a video project, music is absolutely necessary. This link is FANTASTIC for finding royalty-free music, which means you can use it if you cite it properly. There are over 15,000 sounds/songs available to choose from.

WeVideo: Free Online Video Editor and Maker

Make and share videos using WeVideo's online video editing software, available on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC and Chromebook.

PowToon - Free Presentation Creation Tool

PowToon is an online presentation software tool that allows you to create free, cool, and awesome animated videos.

Symbaloo Tutorial

Symbaloo is a free visual and social bookmarking tool. Check out this video that highlights some of things you can do with Symbaloo!

Listly Tutorial

Learn how to make a list from scratch on!

Pinterest Tutorial

Pinterest - How to use it for educational purposes.

TechSmith |, online video sharing, Home

Free online storage and sharing with 2 GB of storage and 2 GB of bandwidth per month for free. We won't compress, alter or take ownership of your content.

Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record

Screenr | Instant screencasts: Just click record. Screenr's web-based screen recorder makes it a breeze to create and share your screencasts around the web. Just click the record button, capture your screen & voice, and share the link. Some people even call it fun!

National History Day California| NHD-CA | California | PRODUCTS

This link is to ORDER BOARDS for the EXHIBITS for National History Day. History Day California (NHD-CA) Competition is for students throughout the state.