• Submit Your Abstract 


    Bush Library collects works written by Hamline students as part of their final degree requirements. These works include:

    • College of Liberal Arts Departmental Honors Projects
    • School of Education capstones and dissertations
    • Liberal Studies theses, proseminar and synthesis projects
    • School of Business dissertations and theses

    In order for others to find your work, we need to create a record in the library’s catalog. The information in this record will include your name, the title of your project, and a call number, which will indicate its location in the library. The record will also include an abstract, which you will be required to submit with your final project.

    School of Education students:  

    HSE has its own instructions on preparing and submitting abstracts. Please refer to Program Resources and Advising Information for instructions, rather than this page.
    Questions? Contact the HSE Office.

    CLA students: 

    Departmental Honors Project are now collected and stored electronically in DigitalCommons@Hamline, the University’s institutional repository. Details on submitting your honors project are available at the Departmental Honors page.

    School of Business and Liberal Studies students: 


    STEP 1: Write Your Abstract 

    The purpose of the abstract is twofold:

    1. It will provide more details on the content of your project, making it easier for those searching CLICnet to determine whether it will meet their own research needs.
    2. Most importantly, the abstract, written correctly, will contain keywords or phrases that will lead others to find your work in the first place. For example, if you've written a story or thesis about the circus, but titled it in such a way that the word circus doesn't actually appear in the title (e.g. My Life in Three Rings), students doing research on the circus will be unable to find your work. If the word is included in the text of your abstract, though, they will find it. 

    STEP 2: Submit Your Abstract

    To submit your abstract electronically, click on the link below. This will take you to the Piperline Login screen. Once you're logged in, it will take you directly to the Abstract form.

    Follow the instructions to submit your abstract. Once you've submitted the form, you can still return to edit it until the work is officially added to our collection.

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