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Each year more than half a million students participate in the National History Day Contest. Students choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a website.
eLibrary This link opens in a new window
Offers more than 2,000 full-text sources, with improved functionality, and a fun and easy-to-use search interface. Includes magazines, newspapers, books, television/radio transcripts, maps, pictures, and audio/video clips.
History Study Center This link opens in a new window
History Study Center is a collection of primary and secondary sources on global history from ancient times to the present day.
NebraskaAccess This link opens in a new window
These databases are available to Nebraska residents at no cost. For the password, type in your license number or the Ralston HS code. For the school code, consult RH Library staff.
Newspapers and Social Media
The New York Times - Times Topics
Each topic page collects all the news, reference and archival information, photos, graphics, audio and video files published on topics ranging from A M Castle & Company to Zyuganov, Gennadi A. This treasure trove is available without charge on articles going back to 1981.
Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from sources all over the world.
SORA - The Digital Reading App
What is National History Day?
Ralston High School Media Center Hours
The RHS Media Center is open school days from 7:40 a.m. until 3:45 p.m.