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H 303: A Toolbox for Thesis Orientation  

Resources to help develop your honors thesis proposal and annotated bibliography
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Tips for Researching your Thesis

  1. Remember that research is a reiterative process.  You'll do some library searching, read, discover leads you need to follow or holes you need to fill, and come back to do more searching.  
  2. Leave time for delivery of materials through Interlibrary Loan.  Physical items coming from other Summit libraries typically take 2-3 business days to arrive, those coming from non-Summit libraries take a few weeks.  
  3. Look for personal account features within the information resources you use.  Features vary, but typically the accounts allow you to
  • save your searches for later use,
  • set up email alerts and/or RSS feeds for new material that meets your search criteria,
  • save articles and organize them into folders,
  • and set personal preferences for the interface.

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    Interlibrary loan is a service provided by Library and Media Services to support the research and teaching needs of students, faculty and staff at Western Oregon University.

    For assistance placing requests, contact the Reference Desk (503.838.8899 or email
    For questions regarding the status of your placed requests, call 503.838.8884 or email

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    Each of the WOU librarians has subject areas in which they have specialized knowledge of the available resources. We are glad to make appointments for research consultations in our given areas!




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    Each of the WOU librarians has subject areas in which they have specialized knowledge of the available resources. We are glad to make appointments for research consultations in our given areas!

    Camila Gabaldon 

    • Natural Sciences
    • Math
    • Computer Science
    • Nursing

    Phone: 503-838-8653
    Office: HL 117D

    Erin Passehl 

    • Anthropology
    • Geography
    • History
    • Political Science

    Office: HL 208B

    Janeanne Rockwell-Kincanon

    • Humanities
    • Gender Studies
    • Film Studies
    • Chicano/a Studies

    Office: HL 117C

    Robert Monge

    • Teacher Education
    • Special Education
    • Health and Physical Education
    • Writing and Communications

    Office: HL 117B

    Shirley Lincicum 

    • Creative Arts
    • Business
    • Economics

    Office: HL 312

    Tracy Scharn 

    • Psychology
    • Criminal Justice
    • Sociology
    • Writing and Communications

    Office: HL 117E

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    I am responsible for the areas of: , Art, Dance, Music, Theatre_Arts, and Reference.

    I also have a background in:, Humanities, Literature, and French.

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