Suggested reference books about historical topics. These might help you answer some of the history questions in the assignment. You can find these books in the Main Reading Room of Dinand Library.
Don't forget about your local public library or historical society. They will have local history information and archives, often online. For example: Westfield (MA) Athenaeum has an easy to find section on their site strictly for local history resources. In addition to what's offered online, you can always call or visit the librarians, and they will be more than happy to help!