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Senior Thesis Resources

How to Use This Guide

Welcome! If you are reading this guide, you are probably working on your senior thesis or supporting a student who is. This guide is for you.

How to use this guide

This guide includes a range of library and writing center resources that will help you with the skills and tools you need to be successful in completing your senior thesis. The guide is divided into sections on the left of the page. You can skip ahead to the section that is relevant to you or browse through all the sections.

Brush up on your research skills

For most students, their senior thesis is the most sustained research project of their academic career. We encourage students to spend some time up front to build the research skills necessary for a successful senior thesis. Finding and filling the gaps in your research knowledge will save you time in the long run and help you build a stronger senior thesis.

You don't have to do it alone

In addition to your senior thesis advisor, there are people who can help with different aspects of your senior thesis. It's a good idea to identify the librarian for your subject area early in your research, as well as finding out what kinds of support your campus writing center provides for students working on theses.

Teaching and Outreach Librarian

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Kirsten Hansen
Research, Teaching, & User Services - The Claremont Colleges Library