Research and Writing in GLAM: General Resources
- Research Help
- Library Research Guide: The Reed Library maintains a GLAM Library Research Guide that can help you get started on background research with reference works, accessing primary texts, finding and evaluating scholarly books, and searching and accessing scholarly databases and articles in journals.
- Writing Help
- The Reed College Doyle Online Writing Lab: The Writing Lab offers online resources as well as in-person support and tutoring for projects ranging from Hum 110 papers to senior theses.
- Typing in Greek: Computer User Services (CUS) has compiled this helpful guide to typing in Greek, whether on a Mac or PC.
- Formatting and Citation Guide: The GLAM Department uses a common set of formatting and citation guidelines.
- The Junior Qualifying Exam, written in an upper-level course during a student’s junior year, tests students’ ability to execute in-depth, independent research in the discipline as preparation for Senior Thesis.
- The full requirements for the Junior Qualifying Exam can be found in the GLAM Department Junior Qual Guide.
- The Senior Thesis, a year-long research project on a topic of the student’s choice, is a challenging academic endeavor, but a rewarding one. Both the department and college offer plenty of support:
- The full departmental requirements for the Senior Thesis can be found in the GLAM Department Senior Thesis Guide.
- The Reed College Senior Handbook produced by the Registrar’s Office contains all the information, requirements, and deadlines for the Senior Thesis.
- The Writing Center offers weekly one-on-one support for seniors writing theses.
- Funding for research expenses for theses is available from the the department’s Walter Englert Student Opportunity Fund and from Reed College’s Initiative Grants in Undergraduate Research.
- Past theses can be a great source of inspiration and ideas. These and other past GLAM theses are housed in the Thesis Tower in the Reed Library and in the GLAM/Religion student lounge on the second floor of the ETC. Reed community members can browse the Reed Electronic Theses Archive.