We have a new feature in our online repository, WesScholar, that allows visitors to browse theses by department. Just visit WesScholar and take a look at the “Theses and Dissertations,” or link directly to the list of majors here. We added this feature after hearing from students and faculty that they wanted to be able to sample the theses written by other students in their majors. Seeing the range of scholarship by Wesleyan students is very impressive! Special Collections & Archives will continue to save paper copies of theses, but their availability online has increased access and use of this unique Wesleyan collection.
In other WesScholar news, the items in the repository have now been downloaded over 100,000 times! We are always adding new materials and hope that WesScholar helps share the wealth of Wesleyan scholarship by faculty and students.