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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.

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Tips on Writing

  • Avoiding plagiarism in historical 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