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ED 4998 - Education Honors Thesis

Education Subject Librarians

Karen Liston's picture

Karen Liston

Teacher Education, Learning Design and Technology
Contact:
aq8554@wayne.edu
(313)577-5596


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Clayton Hayes

Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
Contact:
clayton.hayes@wayne.edu
(313)577-2005

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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.

Karen Liston is the librarian for Teacher Education, which includes the majors Elementary Education, Secondary Education Special Education, and Learning Design and Technology. She is available via email at aq8554@wayne.edu or via phone at (313)577-5596.

Clayton Hayes is the librarian for Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies, which includes the majors Community Health, Exercise and Sport Science, Health and Physical Education Teaching, and Sport Management. He is available via email at clayton.hayes@wayne.edu or phone at (313)577-2005. You can also use the link below to schedule an appointment:

Depending on the subject area of your thesis, it may be that another librarian will be better-equipped to help. You can use the Consultation Request Form below to send an email to the librarian for a specific subject area/department, or you can have a look at Subject Librarian List to see a list of librarians and their associated subject areas.

Examples of Past University Honors Theses

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.

Thesis Documents

In order to post your thesis to DigitalCommons, the library will need permission from your faculty mentor. This can be done by either having them email the following statement to digitalcommons@wayne.edu:

I offer my permission for Education Honors student [[your name]] to submit their thesis to DigitalCommons@WayneState.

or by having them fill out the form below and emailing it to digitalcommons@wayne.edu:

Overview of Honors Thesis Process

  1. Complete the Thesis Proposal form and attach your written project (signed by you and your faculty mentor); turn in to 489 Education c/o Fawne Allossery (ac9010@wayne.edu).
  2. (Recommended) Make an appointment with the Librarian for the subject area that is related to your thesis. A list of librarians and their associated subject areas can be found at guides.lib.wayne.edu/LibrariansList, and contact information for the College of Education librarian(s) can be found elsewhere on this guide.
  3. Write your thesis draft.
  4. Submit your thesis final draft in Canvas (through Unicheck, which is activated on the assignment by the ED 4998 instructor) for approval by your faculty mentor.
  5. Once your thesis has been approved, submit a 250-word abstract of your thesis to the ED 4998 Canvas.
  6. (Recommended) Review the materials on Canvas related to DigitalCommons and decide if and how to publish your thesis via DigitalCommons@WayneState.

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 Zotero, RefWorks, EndNote, and EndNote Online.