Resources Here and Elsewhere
Archived Theses
Archived theses are available online and in the department's library.
External Presentation Opportunities
Consult with your thesis advisor on how to fulfill your external presentation requirement. They may direct you to specific conferences or other opportunities, but the following list of conferences where HMC students have presented their thesis work is a good place to start.
 Pacific Coast Undergraduate Mathematics Conference
 MAA SoCalNev Section Meeting
 Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR)
How to Give Good Presentations

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 Reference Materials for Speeches and Presentations (Colorado State University Writing Center)
 Effective Presentations, Jeff Radel (University of Kansas Medical Center)
 Advice on Giving Talks, Joseph Gallian. (Math Horizons, April, 2006)
 “How to Give a Good Research Talk” (Peyton Jones, Hughes, and Launchbury, SIGPLAN Notices, 28(11), Nov, 1993.)
 PDF of the article
 That page also has a video of Simon speaking about how to give a good talk (which is, appropriately, a good talk itself)
 Video of Simon's talk on “How to Write a Great Research Paper”
 Simon also has links to other good resources
 Also: “How to Write a Great Research Proposal” (Simon Peyton Jones and Alan Bundy).
 SIAM: Tips for Making Effective Presentations
 The Short Talk, Charles Van Loan
 How to Give a Talk: Advice on Preparing and Presenting Technical Talks in the Mathematical Sciences, Tamara Kolda (NECIS Student Seminar Series, Sandia National Labs, July 19, 2006)
 How to Give a Good Colloquium, John McCarthy (CMS Notes, 31(5), Sep 1999)
 More good links from Ilse Ipsen
Books on Writing
The following books provide guidance on writing well:
 BUGS in Writing: A Guide to Debugging Your Prose, revised edition
 Lyn Dupré
 Addison Wesley, 1998
 Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences
 N.J. Higham
 SIAM, 1993
 “Mathematical Writing”
 D.E. Knuth, T. Larrabee, and P.M. Roberts
 Math. Notes No. 14, MAA, 1989
 Based on lectures from Stanford course on writing mathematics
 A Primer of Mathematical Writing
 S. Krantz
 American Mathematical Society, 1997
 How to Write Mathematics
 Norman E. Stewart, Paul R. Halmos, Menachem M. Schiffer, Jean A. Diendonné
 American Mathematical Society, 1981. (Reprinted with corrections.)
 The Elements of Style
 W. Strunk and E.B. White
 Macmillan, 1979
 Classic book on writing well
 Mathematics into Type, Updated Edition
 Ellen Swanson; updated by Arlene O'Sean and Antoinette Schleyer
 American Mathematical Society, 1999.
Books on TeX and LaTeX
 The TeX Book
 D.E. Knuth
 Addison Wesley, 1993
 A Guide to LaTeX, third edition
 H. Kopka and P.W. Daly
 Addison Wesley, 1999
 The LaTeX Companion
 M. Goosens, F. Mittelbach, and A. Samarin
 Addison Wesley, 1994
 Math into LaTeX, third edition
 George Grätzer
 Birkhauser, 2000
Electronic Resources
 MathSciNet database
 For searching the mathematics literature
 Access is through the Claremont Libraries' database list or directly from the AMS.
 The Web of Science database
 Access is through the Claremont Libraries' database list or directly from the ISI Web of Knowledge
 Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics
 An online compendium of mathematical facts from the quadratic formula to hypergeometric functions.
The Claremont Libraries
In addition, the Claremont Colleges Library website has many useful links to online material, including the library catalog, electronic journals, and other electronic databases.