How-to Guides and Resources

Tips for Academic Writing

These resources and links review expectations for academic writing in an American university setting.

Tips for Presentations

Looking for help creating and delivering a presentation? Here you’ll find some tips for crafting an effective presentation.

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Senior Thesis Support

These links will help seniors prepare for and write their thesis projects. Please visit our “Tips for Research” section, below, for more tips and strategies.

Senior Thesis

Tips for Research

Are you looking for support with research? You can find some help here.

Research Methods

For an introduction to research methods, visit the SAGE research methods page.

Research Guides

For more information about your area of interest, visit the Honnold-Mudd Library’s subject guides.

Research Librarians

For one-on-one support for research in your area, and to make an appointment with a subject specialist, review the Honnold-Mudd Library list of subject librarians.

Literature Reviews

For a guide to writing a literature review, visit the following site: writing a literature review.

Citation Management

For a helpful citation manager, visit the Honnold-Mudd Library’s Zotero site.

Tips for Faculty Interactions

The following resources offer suggestions for interacting productively with your faculty members.

How to Email Your Professors

How to Email

Asking for Recommendations

Asking for Recommendations

Preparing for Office Hours with Your Professors

Office Hours