Research Opportunities

Participation in SAGES requires a Senior Honors Thesis—a valuable asset in job-seeking or to include in applications to graduate or professional school, and an important first step towards publishing your work. It is more than just learning the subject matter—it is a chance to be actively involved in one's discipline. Opportunities for off-campus research and presentations, such as attending and participating in academic conferences are also available.

For more information on University support of undergraduate research, please visit the Office of Research & Creative Scholarship’s student resources page here.

To Find Previous Theses at the Library

Login to the James White Library website (

Honors theses can be accessed online through the following:

  1. Honors Thesis list: To view the list of Honors theses, select “Subject heading” on the first upper box . Enter “Honors thesis” on the second box.  Click “Search.” 
    Honors thesis lists will appear on the screen arranged by departments.  Clicking on any of these headings will lead you to the bibliographic records of the Honors thesis.   
  2. Subject: Enter subject or topic using Library of Congress subject headings on the second box . From the generated list, select an area of interest.
  3. Author: If you know the author of the Honors thesis, select “Author” on the first box and enter surname followed by first name of author, and click go.

Circulation Mode:
Honors theses can be checked out at the circulation desk for a period of three weeks.