Research, Resources, and Forms


Odile Harter ( is the library liaison to the English Department. She is your point of contact for all library questions, no matter how big or small.

Library Guide for English Concentrators English Junior Tutorial and Senior Thesis Library Guide

A Brief Guide to Writing the English Paper From the Writing Center’s “Brief Guide” series

Harvard Libraries Electronic Research Resources Connect to Harvard’s growing collection of e-resources and e-journals

The Writing Center How to connect with a writing tutor


Senior Thesis Resources

Senior Year

Senior Thesis Guidelines 2018-2019
Guidelines and advice for senior thesis writers and their advisors

Senior Thesis Sample Title Page

Tips on Writing the Prospectus

Junior Year

Why Write a Critical Thesis?

Junior Tutorial Resources

Guidelines for Writing the Junior Essay in English

Junior Essay Sample Title Page

Funding Resources for English Concentrators

Harvard Undergraduate Research Funding Sources

Harvard College Research Program

Dean’s Summer Research Awards

Funding for International Travel and Research


Creative Writing Thesis Application | due February 13, 2019

Critical Thesis Proposal | due March 27, 2019

Student Advisory Committee Application

Junior Tutorial Application | due April 2018

Junior Tutorial Course Preference Form | due July 2018 (contact Lauren Bimmler for 17-18 98r placement)