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Student Projects: National History Day

NHD Google Form

Every project needs to be entered in this form along with every member's name.  This form serves as both class attendance and your request to have your project judged early in the competition, if possible.



How Do I Log-in?

You are already logged-in when you are at school.  To access these resources from home or anywhere else, see below:

Destiny (library catalog): 

Log in using your Google PDSD student account.  

Databases and Encyclopedias:

World Book and JSTOR use the username: sun, and password: valley.   

Gale in Context High School, Gale Literary Sources and Gale Virtual Reference Center use the ID: sunvalley (notice there is no space).

Ebsco Explora, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, Science Reference Center and Ebsco Ebooks use the username: sun, and the password: valley2022!  

All of the other databases are provided through POWER Library, which allows you to sign up for a free eCard to use their eResources or you can enter your public library card number.  If you don't have a public library card, you can sign up for one to access their large collection of ebooks, audiobooks, emagazines and their databases.  Fill out this form and they'll send you a card number ASAP.

See or email Mrs. Smith for help:  

Salem History

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Log in using the ID: sunvalley (notice there is no space).


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Need help? See the "How to Search JSTOR" guide.

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Library of Congress

Find primary sources, webcasts, images, and much more!  

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Other Primary Sources

Documenting the American South

Library of Congress > Teachers

Library of Congress > American Memories

History Matters: Making Sense of Evidence

History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web was first developed in 1998 by the American Social History Project/Center for Media & Learning, City University of New York, and the Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, with initial funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Over the past several years, it has become a highly regarded gateway to web resources as well as a repository of unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical evidence for high school and college students and teachers of American history. In January 2005, the American Historical Association awarded History Mattersthe James Harvey Robinson Prize for the site’s “outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history.” In April 2005, the New York Public Library selected the site for its “Best of Reference 2005.”

World Book Online


Research databases

Destiny Library Catalog

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