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.


Make an appointment with a Writing Consultant

Drop-in anytime Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm  or Monday evening 6pm-9pm. Or schedule an appointment through the Starfish scheduling link below. You can select a tutor by name or choose a day/time slot that works for you.

Schedule an appointment

Once signed into Starfish, use the top left menu to visit “My Success Network” and search for “History Lab”.

  • Limit: One appointment per week.
  • You may lose your appointment if you are more than 10 minutes late.
  • Please schedule appointments at least twenty-four hours in advance of the deadline for the assignment you wish to work on.
  • Please bring your assignment sheet, a paper copy of your essay, and any pertinent sources.

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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.

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.