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History Day Research @ the College of Southern Maryland Library: Overview

A guide to assist in your research for National History Day.

CSM Library


CSM Library Location and Hours
La Plata Campus
Building LR
8730 Mitchell Road
La Plata, MD 20646

Library Hours to December 18, 2017:
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Between Hours December 19, 2017 to
January 28, 2018:

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closed December 21, 2017 at 3:00.p.m. through January 1, 2018
Closed January 15, 2018

Contact Us:


 Email Us

 Visit the Library Website

Where is the Library?

Printable La Plata Campus Map

Find the Library in the LR Building - we're on the top floor.

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The College of Southern Maryland Library can be a great place to do research for your History Day project.  This step-by-step guide for students gives some advice on how to make your research experience better!

The basic steps for History Day Research are:

  1. Get Started: Pick a topic and find secondary sources
  2. Online Primary Sources: Find primary sources that are available online
  3. Search: Search the catalog and finding aids online before you visit
  4. Visit the Library: Everything you need to know about visiting us
  5. More Help!: People and places that can help on your research and project


Southern Maryland Studies Center

Anna Kephart
Southern Maryland Studies Center