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Honors Thesis resources for CLA students: Other important resources

A curated collection of helpful resources for students writing honors theses.

Archives & Special Collections

Use ScholarSearch or the Library catalog to explore Drew University's unique resources found in our Archives & Special Collections- including rare books, literary and historical manuscripts, maps, photographs, college archives, and more for study and research.

Please note that not all items in the special collections are digitized and you may need to make an appointment to access items in person.

Data & Statistics

The terms “data” and “statistics” may often be used interchangeably, but in the worlds of research and academia it is important to understand the difference.

  • Data refers to the most granular level of information to describe some products of research. It could be numbers or individual observations logged in a spreadsheet during an experiment.
  • Statistics refers to some kind of synthesis of that data. It could be a calculated average (mean) or some expression of how a variable changes over time.

How to Get Started

  • Develop a research question and clarify what type of data you will need
  • Search for literature, data and statistics (from Lenoir-Rhyne Univ Library) to answer your research question
  • Create a plan to manage your research data (from the National Library of Medicine)
  • Identify and use tools to help you visualize your data to tell a story

To get started on finding data-related resources, go to the Library's A-Z list and select "Dataset" from the All databases dropdown menu.

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