The History Lab

The History Lab is open for the spring term. Hours of operation:

Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (both in-person and virtual appointments available)

Monday 6-9pm (virtual only)
Tuesday 6:30-8pm (virtual only)
Wednesday 6-9pm (virtual only)
Thursday 7:30-9pm (virtual only)

How to Make a History Lab Appointment:

Please read through these instructions entirely before setting up an appointment!

  1. Sign up through our Starfish system

    History Lab Appointment Screenshot
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  2. You will be taken to a screen with a list of our current History Lab tutors and a “Schedule Appointment” button. You can click on each tutor to learn more about their specialties, but any tutor can help you with any class!
  3. Once you select an available TA and appointment time, the confirmation screen will look like this:

    History Lab Appointment Screenshot
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IMPORTANT: After you click “confirm,” you must complete this brief intake form prior to your appointment. Incomplete forms will be completed during your appointment, thereby reducing the amount of time that your Lab TA can advise you on your project, so be sure to complete it before your appointment. Once you fill out the form, your Lab TA will then send you a meeting link. Even if you are a returning student, you must complete this form for each appointment you schedule.


If you have any problems, please email the Spring 2023 Lab Coordinator at

Helpful Links

Reference/Citation Guides

Doing research?

  • Talk to librarians at the Library Reference Desk. They know where to find things and love to help.
  • Check out this list of digitized collections and databases.

About the History Lab

The History Lab is a resource center for undergraduate students studying, researching, and writing about the past. It is staffed by experienced graduate students from the Department of History.

Through individual tutoring, the Lab focuses on honing students’ abilities to form topics, conduct research, develop arguments and thesis statements, cite evidence, and write effectively. The Lab is equipped also to support challenges faced by English-language learners.

The History Lab is located in 4255 Humanities. The easiest way to find it is to enter the set of doors on the right as you approach the building through the N. Park Street parking lot. Take the stairs or elevator up to the Fourth Floor and go through the doors on the left and down that hallway. You’ll find the lab just as you round the corner at the end of that hallway.

View map to The History Lab (pdf)

Let us help you with your paper or research project, no matter your stage in the process. Our staff will help you become a sharp, analytical thinker with strong communication skills.

Helpful Writing Guides

Helpful Writing Guides – A series of short guides that is intended to give students quick introductions to both general writing mechanics and the application of those practices in history writing specifically.