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HON 4998 - Honors Thesis

Honors Librarian

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Room 134, Purdy/Kresge Library
(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. 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 clayton.hayes@wayne.edu or at (313)577-2005 or consult the list of librarians and their associated subject areas below:

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 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 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 librarians and their associated subject areas can be found at guides.lib.wayne.edu/LibrariansList. After reviewing this list, if you have a question about which librarian you should see, you can contact the Honors Librarian, Clayton Hayes, at clayton.hayes@wayne.edu or at (313)577-2005.
  3. Write your thesis draft.
  4. Submit your thesis final draft in Canvas (through Unicheck, which is activated on the assignment by the HON 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 HON 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.