M.Div. Senior Paper FAQ

We offer tools for each stage of research and writing as you work on your M.Div. Senior Seminar paper:


Use these links to explore our resources:

Or, work with a librarian. You will learn how to navigate the entire information landscape, including social media data, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, texts, data, maps, images, and archival material.



  • A Guide to Writing in Religious Studies (PDF) was created by Harvard University faculty.
  • The Craft of Research (print only) guides you through the process of turning a topic into a research paper.
  • Formatting questions can be answered by your advisor.
  • Papers from previous years are available on microfilm at Andover-Harvard Theological Library beginning with 1984. Search in HOLLIS by title, author or year (e.g. senior seminar papers 2016).
  • Print copies of papers submitted to Andover-Harvard Theological Library should be single sided and without staples. 

Also see Learning Support at HDS from the HDS Office of Student Life.