Learning Resources

The Department of History has gathered together an array of resources to help students with their classwork as well as their careers at Tulane University. This is the place for study strategies, research resources, or useful links.

Research Guides

Citation Guide for History Students

Historians generally use the Chicago Manual of Style citation style for footnotes and bibliographies. Published full-length guides to these styles are available in the reference section of the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, however this electronic guide should cover most of your needs.
University of Chicago Press

How to Read a Book

You have a lot to read and a limited amount of time to do it. How can you read most effectively? What strategies will help you get the most out of your reading? Paul Edwards' short essay, "How to Read a Book" offers a number of useful answers.

Research Collections

Tulane University and the city of New Orleans offers a range of research resources of tremendous depth and richness. Our research collections in Latin America, the U.S. South and African-American history are nationally recognized and offer unique opportunities for students and faculty. Visit the Tulane Libraries website for a listing of more libraries and research collections.

Honor Code and Avoiding Plagiarism

Newcomb-Tulane College Undergraduate Code of Academic Conduct, also known as the Honor Code, details expectations of undergraduate student conduct and describes both the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other forms of academic dishonesty. It is every student's responsibility to be familiar with and follow the Code of Academic Conduct.

What is Plagiarism?

It's vital that we acknowledge the work of others and avoid using the ideas and words of others as if they were our own. For help on paraphrasing, quoting, and citing, check out this great guide to plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Advising and Academic Support at Tulane

Academic Advising

For advice on both your major and your career at Tulane, the Academic Advising Center is your one-stop shop. Remember, however, that you are always welcome to visit your faculty advisor or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Goldman Center for Student Accessibility

The Goldman Center offers a variety of services to the Tulane community. If you need learning accommodations please make an appointment with the Center as soon as possible.

Writing Center

If you would like assistance with your written assignments, the Writing Center offers one-on-one tutoring and consultations with students about their assignments.

Student Degree Audit

How far along are you in the major? What courses do you still need? Have you met your writing intensive requirement yet? If you declared the major today, what would you still have to do? You can find the answers to these questions and more at any time by running your own degree audit at the Office of the University Registrar's website.