Digital Archiving of Comps, Honors Papers, and Prize-Winning Works

The Carleton Digital Archive of Comps, Honors Papers & Prize-Winning Works is a digital archive in Carleton Digital Commons of student works submitted since the 2008-09 academic year. This archive is a collaboration between academic departments and the library. Students self-submit their work with the guidance of their departments and programs. Descriptive information about each comps, honors paper, or prize-winning project is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of projects is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. This page describes how to submit projects and request access. For more information, see the FAQ below.

How to Submit Your Work

Students are invited to use the online submission form and instructions below for submitting their completed work to the archive (thank you!). Please direct questions to

  • Submission Form

    Online form for students to use to submit work to the digital archive - requires Carleton login.
  • Making PDFs from Word Documents

    Watch these video tutorials to learn how to create PDF files to submit for archiving.

Accessing the Student Work in the Archive

Anyone may search or browse the descriptive metadata (titles, authors, etc.) of the Carleton Digital Archive of Comps, Honors Papers & Prize-Winning Works to see which papers and projects have been archived. However, access to the full text of works in the collection requires permission from current Carleton faculty. Faculty members may use the form below to request a copy of a work from the collection for use by Carleton students or staff for educational purposes. Carleton students and staff may request a faculty member to fill out the form on their behalf.

  • If you are a Carleton student or staff member who would like access to a particular student work:
    Talk with a faculty member, direct them to this page, and request that they fill out the request form on your behalf.
  • If you are a faculty member who would like a copy or to provide a copy of a work for a student or staff member for educational purposes:
    Fill out the request form below. This designates a library staff member as being authorized to print and deliver a copy of the work to the person of your choosing. You will need to fill out the request form for each piece of student work you are interested in.

Request Form

(Form for faculty to request works from the digital archive)


Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact the library managers of the collection (the Digital Collections Team) at or a liaison librarian.

FAQs, & Digital Archiving Policy

FAQs and the digital archiving policy can be found below. Direct your questions to

Please note: the documents below are currently in the process of being updated as of summer 2018.

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