Your Honors Thesis will require sustained searching, reviewing and saving resources for your project.. The links below provide tools and resources that are useful for a longer-term research project.
Organizing Your Research
The quantity of information you will deal with during your honors thesis can be intimidating. That's why it's important to get organized! The resources below will help you develop a research organization strategy that works for you.
A citation manager helps you keep track of your sources while searching, and cites them when writing. Review the linked LibGuide and contact the Library at email: email@example.com to learn more about them.
Get Started with Your Literature Review
Your Honors Thesis will likely require a literature review; the article linked below is a good starting place for understanding the importance and process of doing one.
This Google spreadsheet is a good example of how students might track sources for a literature review. Make a copy to your Google drive and then use it for your research (source: Claremont College Library).
Copyright and Fair Use
It's important to understand the basics of copyright and fair use, so that you can use copyrighted works correctly in your thesis and understand your rights as an author.
We often think of keyword searching when it comes to database research, but there are lots of other search methods that your research will benefit from. Look for the "HELP" button in your preferred database to learn about more advanced search techniques for that database or reach out to the library at email:firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about search methods specific to your field and databases.
Chemical Structure Searching
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