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Services for Honors Students

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Scholar Studies

Honors students are eligible to use a main library scholar study for one semester during their senior year.  See additional information about the availability of scholar studies and how to apply for one.  

Research Appointments

A librarian will meet with you to help plan a search strategy, find books, articles, quality web sites, and more.

Reference Librarians and their Subject Specialties

Humanities & Social Sciences
Cynthia Comer (Jewish Studies, Sociology, Education)
Eboni Johnson (African American Studies, Comparative American Studies)
Megan Mitchell (Anthropology, Hispanic Studies, French & Italian, Politics, U.S. Government Documents)
Jennifer Starkey (Economics, History)

Don't see your subject area listed here? Contact any reference librarian for advice or a referral!

Art & Architecture
Barbara Prior


Kathy Abromeit

Natural Sciences
Alison Ricker

Managing Citations & Creating Bibliographies

Create a web-based RefWorks account to keep track of your research, organize citations, and create bibliographies from anywhere.

Students who do research primarily on their own computers might also be interested in Zotero, a Firefox extension.

Submitting Honors Papers to the Library

  • Submit a Digital Copy of your honors paper to the OhioLINK Electronic Theses & Dissertations Center.
    • As of 2011, paper copies of honors papers are no longer accepted.  Contact Alan Boyd to request an exception.
  • Browse a selection of Oberlin papers in the OhioLINK ETD Center

  • Browse examples of honors papers in History, Economics, and Physics in OBIS
    (for other subjects do an advanced search using "oberlin college" and "honors theses" and [department name])

    All submitted papers (digital and print) are cataloged in OBIS.

Last updated:
July 23, 2013