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Online collections of information, organized for research. Available from any Denver Public Library or from home with your library card.

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Primary Sources
Learn about primary sources and how to find them.

National History Day Research Guides
Get started on your National History Day project.

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One-on-one student research appointments designed for students working on a research project or paper.

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Research guides for 9th-12th grades include resources, primary sources and search tips.

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College admission essay: Make them fall in love with you

It's college admissions season. High school seniors around the country are getting ready to submit school transcripts and standardized test scores to their schools of choice and ask for letters of recommendation from trusted adults. They are summing up their extracurricular activities in resumes, and perhaps making a last push to improve their class rank. There is still one important, and sometimes intimidating, piece to the admissions puzzle: the college admissions essay.

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