Student Resources

Studying history at NC State means making the most out of your education in your time here — and we want to help you do that every step of the way. Explore tools, tips and ways to get involved.


Class Search for offerings for a particular semester

  • Course descriptions for all History courses by searching the Course Catalog. You'll have to select HI (History) in “Step 2: Search by subject” in the menu.


History Club

The History Club at North Carolina State University is a free opportunity for history majors, minors, and those with a general interest to learn about our past and meet fellow students in the process.  The History Club meets Wednesdays and Fridays, from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM. The first meetings are Wednesday the 28th and Friday the 30th, in Withers Hall, Room 331. We hope to see you there!

For more information or questions, please contact us at

Career Planning and Jobs

Tips on Writing

  • Avoiding plagiarism in historical writing.
  • Online tutorial from Indiana University on "How to Recognize Plagiarism" and avoid it in your writing.
  • "How Writing Leads to Thinking (And not the Other Way Around)," by Lynn Hunt,  from the “Art of History” column of the February 2010 issue of Perspectives on History, a publication of the American Historical Association
  • "Reading, Writing, and Research for History: A Guide for College Students," Patrick Rael, Bowdoin College. 
  • History courses at NC State use the Chicago Style (also known as “Turabian”) for citation. Available guides for history students include:
    Jules Benjamin, A Student’s Guide to History, 12th edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013).
    Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide for Writing in History (Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2009.
    William Kelleher Storey, Writing History: A Guide for Students, 5th edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
    Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th  edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).
  • The Writing Resources Guide, NC State, D.H. Hill Library.  This set of links includes a sub-section on Humanities and a paper writing toolkit.
  • NC State Writing and Speaking Tutorial Services, which works with students seeking to improve their writing