Portal on Senior Thesis Projects

HST 461 and HST 462

Department of History

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona



Sample Senior Theses:


Primary Sources in US History


Primary Sources in Local History


Primary Sources in History of Science and Technology


Primary Resources Available Through Cal Poly Pomona Library

  • Historical Los Angeles Times (1881-1986), full text articles.
  • Historical New York Times (1851-2006), full text articles.
  • ProQuest Newspapers (mid 1980s-), including recent NY Times, LA Times, and other newspapers not covered in the historical databases listed above
  • JStor, especially Science magazine (1880-2003) for history of science and technology
  • WilsonWeb on magazine arrticles, especially OmniText (1985-present, fulltext) and Reader’s Guide Retro (ca. 1900-1985, abstracts, but not fulltext)


Secondary Sources


Maintained by Zuoyue Wang, last updated in December 2009