Check here for tips and techniques to help you with your CURCA and/or Senior Honors Project experience. If you need assistance during this process, contact the Subject Librarian associated with your research or activity focus. Reference Desk help is also available at 413-572-5234 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Once you have selected a question for your Research or Creative Activity, you will need to gather information on what people have done in this area before you. This is often referred to as a Literature Review, and is incorporated into any reports or projects you present about your original research in order to give background and context to your project.
While you may be familiar with specialized databases in your topic area, try varying your searches to retrieve the best results.
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.
Consider presenting your research in a Poster Presentation or demonstrate your Creative Activity at the next Celebration of Undergraduate Research, April 30, 2021. Take a look at those who have done so at previous celebrations:
You might also consider submitting an abstract to present at the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference. Although it was canceled this year due to the CoViD-19 danger, next year may be different.