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History | Undergraduate Resources


Click here for a list of useful forms for current undergraduates.


Washington and the surrounding area offer numerous opportunities for gaining practical experience through internships. The Department of History urges students take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity. For details, visit the undergraduate internship page.

Awards, Prizes and Scholarships

Click here for a list of the awards, prizes and scholarships offered to AU students through the History Department.

Student Historical Society

The Student Historical Society of AU (SHS) is an officially recognized student organization dedicated to promoting the study of history. We are devoted to education and advocacy, particularly in regards to student involvement with historic preservation and public history. Founded in Fall 2011, the organization has over 25 active members. Click here for more information about eligibility, major activities, and how to join.

Zotero citation software

Zotero is free, web-based software that allows you to organize and use your research sources. It works with the Firefox web browser and can be integrate with Microsoft Word. The newest version of Zotero (2.0) allows users to access their resource library from any computer with an internet connection. Firefox can be downloaded for free at the American University technology page at To download Zotero and to access video tutorials and other useful information, see the Zotero homepage.