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300 South 11th Street
Springfield, IL 62703

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Life Photo Archive

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Illinois History Periodicals

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Chicago History Museum

History Fair Bibliographies

Smithsonian History Explorer

Bring history to life with artifacts, primary sources, and online tools for the classroom. Easy to search for primary sources.


More on History Fairs

Chicago History Education Center

A wonderful resource to help you create an effective display

Primary Sources

Information on locating and using primary sources

Student History Fair Handbook

This site includes everything you need to know about the Illinois History Fair, including paper and project requirements.

Additional Resources

National History Day Rule Book

The rule book contains the guidelines for papers and projects.

Project Examples

On this website you will find examples of all types of projects, including website examples. Check them out!

National History Day Weebly

Use this site to create your history fair website. You must sign up through this website rather than the regular Weebly website.

Weebly for Beginners

This is a helpful site for those who are creating their first Weebly! It includes basic information as well as a link where you can ask any questions you may have.


Links to primary source material and 15 historic panoramas, video and audio.

Creating a Documentary

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Easy Bib

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