Independent Minds, Working Together

Independent Study Resources

This page provides access to a variety of resources related to Independent Study at The College of Wooster.

The Libraries' Site Resources

  • Fill out the Research Consultation Form to arrange for an individualized appointment with a librarian.
  • Find the subject guide for your discipline. This guide will include some basic resources for beginning your research.

How to Search for Archived I.S. Projects

  •  A list of the limited I.S. projects (1996-2004) (.pdf) voluntarily contributed to the Libraries for availability on microfiche. This is an incomplete collection of I.S. projects. Contact individual academic departments for the availability of previous I.S. projects.
  • I.S. projects related to The College and its history are available in the Special Collections department of the Libraries. These projects can be found in the CONSORT library catalog.
  • Open Works (2012-present) is the Libraries' repository of scholarship produced by The College of Wooster community.  You can also browse and search the abstracts and full text of hundreds of additional senior I.S. projects from previous years.  Full text access is restricted to 2012 and forward.
  • A spreadsheet covering 1948-present containing name, title of I.S., class year, major, and advisor is available on the Digital Scholarship portal.

The College of Wooster Site Resources

Academic Department I.S. Resources

Africana Studies History
Archaeology International Relations
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Mathematics
Biology Philosophy
Chemistry Physics
Classical Studies Political Science
Communication Psychology
Computer Science Religious Studies
English Russian Studies
French Sociology & Anthropology
Geology Spanish
German Women's Studies