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Tutt Library Research Guides


History Day: Internet Resources

A resource for teachers and students to use for National History Day research

Google Scholar

Google Scholar can be used to find primary sources. Click on the arrow to the right of the search box to open the Advanced Scholar Search window.

Research Databases for High School Students

Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg provides access to electronic texts of many works that are in the public domain.

Freely available primary sources, mostly English translations

Finding too many broken links? Try inputting a link into the Wayback Machine and specifying an older date; you may find what you were looking for.


Illustration from Historical description of the clothes and weapons of Russian troops, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Database Browsing

Many primary source databases have browsing options:

  • Genre
  • Subject
  • Author
  • Time period
  • Places
  • Historical events
  • Personal events
  • Type of collection
  • Place of publication
  • Section of a newspaper

Digitized E-books

These websites contain millions of digitized books, some of which may be primary sources or English translations of sources. There is some overlap between the websites but each one has unique content.

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