The job of National History Day project is to create a thesis statement tied to the annual theme, then prove that thesis using primary and secondary research. Doing in-depth, balanced research will help you create a competitive project. One of the steps to an NHD project is to create an annotated bibliography of your research, so it is incredibly important that you keep track of your sources. Below you will find information about telling whether a source is primary or secondary, information on different methods of note-taking and a link to a page of research resources. Good luck!