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Starting Your Thesis (BMC)

Research advice for thesis writers in any discipline, based on the Bryn Mawr College Writing Center thesis workshops.

Make a Research Appointment

A one-on-one research appointment with your subject librarian can be a good way to get started or to get help if you are stuck.

Email or use the Ask a Librarian form to request an appointment.  Submit a brief description of your research question and your email address, and we will answer within 24 hours. Or, make an appointment using our online scheduler.

You can also contact your subject librarian directly -- see the list below.


Get Help! Subject Specialists

The librarians are here to help you! Email a subject specialist with your questions, or make an appointment.

Terri Freedman

Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, Geology, Math, Physics

Camilla MacKay

Archaeology, Classical Languages & Studies/Greek and Latin, History of Art

Alex Pfundt

‚ÄčEducation, Environmental Studies, Health Studies, Psychology, Social Work

Eric Pumroy

Africana Studies, History, East Asian Studies, Philosophy

Laura Surtees

Archaeology,  Cities, Classical Languages & Studies, History of Art

Arleen Zimmerle

Comparative Literature, English, Creative Writing, Dance, Film Studies, Languages, Theater, Writing


Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology (email for assistance with these subject areas.)