Germanic and Slavic Languages
First Faculty Advisor
Michelle Stott James
V. Stanley Benfell
Sophie Digital Library of Works by German-Speaking Women, German-speaking women authors
The ongoing problem of providing undergraduate students the real experience of research to prepare them for graduate school and careers has found a possible solution in mentored research. Additionally, online dissemination of research provides opportunities for mentored research to reach a wide audience without the barriers of traditional publishing. Important in this process is assuring the relevance of student research which requires a topic the student both enjoys and excels at. Students benefit from this research with a customized curriculum, where they are able to contribute to academia and strengthen their resume. Through my work on the Sophie project, I was able to benefit in these ways through my preparation of texts written by early female German authors. I also worked heavily on the development of the project, designing the sites for the expanded sections of the site focusing on different areas of women's research. I implemented my research on the technical efficiency of the website, which has produced amazing results.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Evanson, Blaine Hill, "The Sophie Digital Library of Early Women's Research: A Blueprint for Mentored Undergraduate Online Research" (2003). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 7.