Honors Project FAQ

How do I find out about Honors Project deadlines and forms?

Visit the Class Deans' Departmental Honors page.

What will I need to submit?

  1. A copy of the title page in pdf format uploaded to the Honors Project Moodle site. Contact the Class Dean Office for further information. (585-4920).
  2. Permission Form for Honors Projects, signed by advisor and project author, sent to: Mary Lou Bouley, Collection Services, Neilson Library.
  3. A pdf copy of the project including title page, body of work, bibliography, and any jpg files attached as appropriate to the Honors Project Moodle site.

What is the Permission form for Honors Projects?

The Permission form has two purposes:

  1. Key words assist the Libraries to catalogue and make the project more easily available to future readers.
  2. The completed form allows the library to respond to legitimate Interlibrary Loan requests from other library users.

Submission of the form is a requirement for successful completion of your honors project.

Who owns the copyright to your project?

The project author is the copyright owner -- not Smith College. There is no need to take any further action. The authors may use a project in any way she sees fit, always being careful, though, to indicate that this material has previously appeared as part of a Smith Honors Project.

Where will my project be kept?

Your project will be kept in the Smith Digital Honors Theses and Projects Archive. It will also be listed in the Five College Library Catalog.

Can the full text of my project be retrieved using a web search?

No. Since the Archive in which the thesis is stored is password protected, search engines cannot retrieve the full text of the thesis.

After I graduate how can I get a copy of my project?

Digital copies of projects may be obtained in two ways. Visitors to the Smith College Libraries may ask for assistance at the Reference Desk. Those residing outside the local area may make their request through Interlibrary Loan at their local library.

Where can I find past projects?

All are listed in the Five College Library Catalog. Visit our guide to searching for theses and projects.

How can I get help in properly citing sources for my project?

Visit the Smith College Libraries' Citation Guides page or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.

What is the correct format for my project?

Page Format: Text should be formatted for 8½ x 11 inch sheets. Margins must be 1½ inches on the left and 1 inch on the right, top, and bottom. Typefaces should be either 10 or 12 characters per inch and consistent throughout the manuscript. All text should be double-spaced except for Table of Contents, List of Tables, List of Figures, lengthy tables, quotations, and footnotes. All equations and formulas should be typed rather than handwritten.

What is the correct format for the title page of my project?

Sample title page for honors project