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Senior Thesis Resources

Getting Back to Basics

In order to research and write a great thesis, you need a solid foundation of research skills. Take some time near the beginning of your thesis research to brush up on your research skills using the resources below.

Library Tutorials

Each library tutorial has 4-5 modules and takes about 25 minutes to complete in total. Feel free to skip around and do the modules that are most relevant to you.


Quick Videos

Boolean Operators allow you to construct efficient and effective searches, maximizing the amount of relevant information your search returns while minimizing the amount of irrelevant information. Check out these videos to learn more about how these and other search techniques can be applied.