Know how many and what type of sources you need. Often, you will need to collect a variety of sources and your assignment will outline what those will be.
Utilize interlibrary loan. While we have some great sources through our library, there's also a lot of sources that we don't have access to. Look beyond our resources using a database like Google Scholar to see resources that can be requested.
Keep track of your sources using a citation manager like Zotero. Citation managers will keep track of what articles you already have, their publication information, and store the PDFs in one place, so they're a great way to stay organized for big projects.
Past Honors Capstones
For examples of past capstone projects, you can visit the Honors Program website, click "Honors Thesis Archive," then select a semester.
Here are some Sample Papers and How-To Guides to help you plan your own paper:
If you have any questions as you work on your project, or if you want to set up an appointment to talk about your research, you can schedule an appointment with the Reference & Instruction Librarian here: calendly.com/amc-reference.
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