How do I find an undergraduate honors thesis?
Start with HOLLIS
- Most theses held by the Archives are cataloged in HOLLIS
- Search by author, title, keyword, name of academic department and/or date with the phrase “honors theses”
- As an example, you can consider trying a key word search in combination with the following words:
- “honors theses” economics
- “honors theses” “social studies” 2015
- Make a note of the Archives call number found in “Locations & Availability” or in the headings of recent HOLLIS records
- Examples of call numbers: HU 92.2010.50 or Accession 19419 or Accession 2016.437
Access to original paper copies
- Undergraduate theses can be consulted in the Archives Reading Room (In-Library Use Only)
- Contact the Archives reference staff at email@example.com with your request; provide call number and/or HOLLIS number.
- “Locations & Availability” tab in HOLLIS will provide the Archives call number
- Theses marked with location “OFFSITE STORAGE” need to be requested in advance
- See Planning a Visit for more information
Ordering copies of undergraduate honors theses
- Per University policy, copying of theses requires the written permission of the author for a period of five years after thesis is submitted
- Copies of older undergraduate theses can be ordered from the Harvard Library Imaging Services department
- Start the process by registering for an account with Imaging Services
- When your account is in place, go to “Request for Photoduplication” under “New Requests” in the left column menu
- Complete the online order form, including the call number and/or HOLLIS number fields
- When you submit the online order form, Imaging Services staff will reply with cost and delivery information.
- If you have any questions about this online ordering process, please contact Imaging Services staff directly