National History Day in Iowa is a year-long program that helps students learn about historical issues, ideas, people and events.
Students participating in the program research a topic related to the annual NHD theme, analyze the information, and present their interpretation through projects that include papers, posters, websites, and performances.
See the National History Day in Iowa website for more information:
Keep the theme for this year's National History Day in mind: "Frontiers in History"
Start by learning more about the background for your topic. Remember these questions to keep yourself oriented:
Start your research with a few simple keywords to see how much you can find, and add more specific terms or filters later, to narrow your search results.
Quick Search will find both ebooks and books available through the University Library.
ISU Library Quick Search - Books Only
Searches using the box above are already filtered to show only books but there are more filters you can apply to narrow down your results on the right side of the page.
The Iowa State University Library is big and a little confusing! To help you navigate around it, a few resources are available below:
1. Maps: Maps are available on the library website to show you where all the computer labs, books, and other important locations are in the library building.
2. Logging in: To access the paid databases in the library, you need two logins: one to open the computer and one to access the database.
More information about logging in can be found on the "How do I access electronic resources?" webpage: