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Library Resources for CURCA & SHP Students

About This Guide

Welcome! This guide was created to help you with your CURCA and/or Senior Honors Project work during your time at WSU. 

Have questions as you are looking through this guide, or with finding library resources for your CURCA or SHP work? Please contact Anna Boutin-Cooper, Research and Instruction Librarian and liaison to both CURCA and the Honors Program. You can reach Anna via email at or by phone at 413-572-8763. Please allow Anna up to 24 hours to respond to your message during weekdays, and note that she does not check her email on the weekends. 

If you're in need of immediate assistance during library hours, please contact the Reference Desk via email at or by phone at 413-572-5234. 

Presentation Opportunities: Share Your Work!

On-Campus Presentation Opportunities

We hope to see you on campus for these celebrations, and look forward to celebrating your research endeavors!

Dates for the CURCA Celebrations and the Honors Symposium have not yet been announced for the Academic Year 2024-2025. Please check back later for the dates, as they will be posted here once announced. 

Off-Campus Presentation Opportunities

If you're looking to present your project/research off-campus, to a broader audience, there are opportunities to do so! The University of Massachusetts Amherst hosts an annual research conference each spring, the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference. This academic year, the Conference will be held on Friday, April 18th, 2025. 

Visit the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference webpage for more details coming soon!

Need Help?

Not sure how to start your research?  The online tutorial below will get you started with using the library's resources.  You can also request an individual instruction session with a reference librarian.

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