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HON 4998 - Honors Thesis

Honors Librarian

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Reference Desks

Undergraduate (UGL): 313-577-8852
Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
Arthur Neef Law: 313-577-6180
Shiffman Medical: 313-577-1094

Research Consultation with a Librarian

Your Librarian Liaison can help you with preparing a literature review, getting full text of articles or books from other libraries, or assist you with your citation formatting. Make an appointment with the Librarian for the subject area that is related to your thesis or research proposal. You can request an appointment online at using the form below:

If you have a question about which librarian you should see contact the Honors Librarian, Clayton Hayes, at or at 577-2005 or consult the library's Staff Directory, searching for a department or college under "Title & Liaison for":

Research Guides & Library Databases

Writing & Research Support

For assistance with all aspects of writing your thesis or research project, contact the Wayne State Writing Center (The WRT Zone) in Room 2310 on the second floor of the Undergraduate Library. You can get help with all components of your project from research and writing to preparing your presentation.

Warrior Scholars Undergraduate Research Conference

Warrior Scholars

The Wayne State University Conference for Undergraduate Research and Creative Work

Formerly the Rushton Undergraduate Conference and the Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects Conference, the Warrior Scholars conference will take place on Friday, April 3, 2020 in the Wayne State University Student Center.

Registration and application information is forthcoming

In the meantime, the Conference Planning Committee will be hosting several workshops to help undergraduate students familiarize themselves with the conference and research presentation in general:

What is Warrior Scholars and Why Should I Participate?
(Warrior Scholars Workshop 1)

Friday, November 8, 2019, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Lunch will be provided to session attendees.

Registration link coming soon

How Do I Prepare to Present?
(Warrior Scholars Workshop 2)

Friday, January 24, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Posters)
Friday, January 24, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Presentations)
Lunch will be provided for attendees to either session.

Registration link coming soon

Thesis Documents

Examples of Past Honors Theses

Overview of Honors Thesis Process

  1. Complete the Thesis Proposal form and submit it via your Honors 4998 Thesis Canvas course page.
  2. Recommended: Make an appointment with the Librarian for the subject area that is related to your thesis. A list of library staff, including librarians, can be found at After reviewing this list, if you have a question about which librarian you should see contact the Honors Librarian, Clayton Hayes, at or at 577-2005. Be sure to bring your thesis proposal to the meeting!
  3. Write your thesis draft.
  4. Using the SafeAssignment through the Blackboard HON 4998, University Honors Thesis course, submit your thesis final draft for approval from your adviser.
  5. Once your thesis has been approved, submit a 250 word abstract of your thesis as a Word document using this Blackboard Assignment in HON 4998, University Honors Thesis course.
  6. Complete the training module on how to submit your thesis to the Digital Commons in HON 4998, the University Honors Thesis course.
  7. Once your thesis is approved and you have completed the training, submit your electronic thesis to the WSU Digital Commons at

Citation Management Tools

Use a citation management tool to keep track of your sources and to help you format your bibliography. Online training and resources are available for EndNote, EndNote Web, RefWorks, and Zotero.