National History Day

What is a secondary source?

Secondary sources are usually books and journal articles that are interpretations of events written after examining primary source materials. They can also be found in a variety of mediums.

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Users can search the University Library's catalog for holdings of print books. While high school students will not have borrowing privileges unless they are enrolled in college courses, they can still visit the campus libraries and read materials on site.

University Library History Databases

Below are subscription databases that the Georgia State University Library can provide access to during the Research Round-up Day event. This is not an exhaustive list, but it highlights some of the databases that may be most helpful. Additionally, high school students can visit any of the University Library's six campus locations to access these resources, but will be subject to Georgia State University Library's visitor and access policies.

Note: If you are working on a history project on a pre-1450 topic, the following databases are going to be the most useful for you: