Need help researching your thesis? So did Lucy.

“When I began work on my thesis, I found myself immersed in a strange place between personal experience, intellectual curiosity and an overwhelming abundance of information about a topic that I had previously known only by lived experience. The librarians helped me find the academic evidence I could use to bolster and illustrate my notions about the world, and frame questions that would produce useful and important information. They assisted me when I was beginning to research a large field of literature, such as when I was studying university-community engagement projects, a topic so dense and intimate to our own institutional epistemologies that it can be hard to find its beginning. More specifically, it was useful to have a quick guide to the authors I should look at, the books and years I should delve into, and their arguments why some books were useful to read in-depth while others were better to skim when I was limited on time.” Lucy Dean Stockton, ’17, Development Sociology