Madeleine Clark Wallace Library
Extended Loan Privileges. Honors thesis students may borrow books from the Wallace Library for an extended period. Consult library borrowing policies for details.
Reserved Carrel Agreement for Honors Thesis Students. Print out this form. Read, sign, and bring it to the Library Circulation Desk for your carrel assignment.
Research and Technology Assistance. We offer and encourage individual consultation with a research librarian to help you locate appropriate research materials and develop a review of the literature, with the College Archivist to help you use primary resources from the College Archives and Special Collections in your research, and with an academic technologist to help you with diverse software applications. Contact the librarian or technology liaison for your subject area.
Brown University now allows on-site borrowing and use of its libraries. Certain restrictions apply, including limited access to licensed databases, electronic resources, and reference services. Show your Wheaton ID to the appropriate staff member.
Other research library policies vary - some require letters of introduction; consult with your liaison librarian.
Getting Organized with RefWorks. RefWorks is a web-based tool designed to help you organize bibliographic references and use them to create bibliographies and format citations in papers. This bibliography manager essentially allows you to create your own personal database by manually entering reference information or by importing references from online library catalogs and article databases. See our RefWorks web page for information about this powerful research tool. Contact your liaison librarian to get started.
Using Information in Your Thesis Legally and Ethically
Reuse content correctly. Refer to the following from MIT: Reuse of figures, images, and other content in theses
Cite your sources. Show, within the body of your text, that you took the words/ideas/figures from another place. Use the citation styles as directed by your professor. Refer to the following:
- Documenting your Research – Style Guides. Style Guides illustrate how to format your in-text citations or footnotes, as well as how to format citations in your bibliography/works cited section.
- Recognize and avoid plagiarism. Read and follow the helpful tips on avoiding plagiarism from The OWL at Purdue.