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Research Rendezvous: Open House for NHD Students

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 WHAT is a Research Rendezvous Workshop?


Students get individualized one-to-one help from librarians, CU history dept. faculty, grad students, regional historians, and community experts. Students are paired with mentors in 30-minute sessions.
Students can request help with research sources, thesis writing, or just get feedback on their project.

WHEN are the Reseach Workshops?

  • Thursday, Dec. 7th 4:00-7:00 Main Library
  • Saturday, Dec.9th 12:00-3:30 Main library
  • Thursday, Jan 11th 4:00-7:00 Main Library
  • Friday, Jan. 19th 5:30-7:30 Reynolds Library

SPECIAL EVENT PRESENTATION:    Interviews as a Primary Source 

  • Tuesday Dec. 5th at 5:00 p.m.  CARNEGIE LIBRARY FOR LOCAL HISTORY

  • Discover National History Day topics in your backyard at Carnegie Library for Local History!
  • Archivists will be available to discuss ideas for a local slant on this year's theme and to answer questions about research with primary sources.
  • Special presentation at 5 p.m. Learn how to create your own primary sources by conducting interviews with people who have firsthand knowledge.

Thesis Presentation and NHD Informational session


What’s the Difference Between a Thesis and a Topic Sentence?
 Online and LIVE Zoom meeting.  

  • Calling all National History Day participants! This twenty-minute zoom presentation provides an introduction to academic writing and the central role played by a strong thesis, followed by Q&A.
  • Everyone knows what a topic sentence is, right? But what is a thesis statement and what is the difference between a thesis and a topic sentence?
  • What kinds of questions might a thesis answer?
  • How does a provisional thesis guide the discovery process and how might it evolve throughout the discovery process? 
Saturday, Dec 9 2023
3:00pm - 3:45pm
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

Research Guide