What is research?
Research simply means searching for information to answer questions about a topic. It is a natural part of being human. We research websites such as Napster and iTunes to find our favorite music; we research how to build or repair something by asking experts and reading books; and we research class times, graduation requirements, and class descriptions to decide what classes we will take. Larger research projects, such as History Day projects, can be broken down into steps to make them easier.
Eight Steps of Historical Research
National History Day recommends that students follow the steps below to carry them through their History Day project: