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Thesis & Departmental Honors Students


Getting started over the summer? Wellesley librarians are here to help!

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Writing an honors thesis or pursuing other honors work? This guide is for you! LTS is here to help you at every point along the way, from managing your citations to submitting your work to the Wellesley College Digital Repository. Your subject specialists can help you find sources, navigate databases, or wrangle your data. And don't forget to take a break

Thesis Festival 2023!


Senior thesisers are warmly invited to Thesis Fest 2023, an annual celebratory and informational event hosted by Clapp Library just for you! Come to the Reference Room on the 2nd Floor of Clapp to learn about resources and services and chat with LTS staff and other thesisers about your thesis.

  • Create decorations for your thesis carrel
  • Listen to some thesis playlists & create your own
  • Connect with your dedicated research librarian
  • Learn how Interlibrary Loan can help
  • Discover resources for data & data visualization
  • Talk with a writing tutor
  • Get snacks & thesis swag (including a tote bag featuring a Book Arts Lab design)
  • And more!


What thesis students had to say:

  • “I LOVED it! I wish I could have stayed for longer... I truly thought it was so creative, and there were so many cool people to talk to about their respective theses too!”
  • “I enjoyed learning about all the resources available to me through the library! The snacks were also INCREDIBLE and it was really fun to collect stamps [at each station].”
  • “Everyone was very friendly and provided really useful information!!”

Thesis Festival 2022 Pictures

Thesis tote reverse with text,
high angle image of Thesis Festival
Whiteboard where students are invited to describe their thesis using only 3 words
Makerspace station at Thesis Festival 2022. Students speak with LTS staff in front of 3D printer and cricut machine.
cricut machine and Wellesley street lamp bookmarks