Each subject area has a designated librarian who is available for one-on-one consultation. If you choose to write a thesis in History, the History librarian will be a great person to get to know, likewise for Spanish Literature or any of the other subject areas at Reed.
To find the subject librarian for an area, check out the Library Liaisons by Academic Department list.
Try these resources to get started with research.
The nuts and bolts of college writing / Michael Harvey
PE1408 .H3927 2003
A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations / Kate L. Turabian LB2369 .T8 2007
A writer's companion / Richard Marius
PE1429 .M27 1995
Guide to the successful thesis and dissertation : a handbook for students and faculty / James E. Mauch
LB2369 .M377 2003 or online
Revising prose / Richard A. Lanham
Thinking through writing / Susan R. Horton
PE1408 .H6836 1982
Style : toward clarity and grace / Joseph M. Williams
PE1421 .W546 1995