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Consortium Library Prize

Reflective Essay

The critical piece of your application is a 750-1000 word reflective essay describing your research strategies, and use of library tools and resources. The essay is one of the most important parts of your application and should provide the reviewers with information about your process, the way you approached your research, responded to challenges, redirected inquiry, as necessary. Don't tell us that the Library is great and don't give us a laundry list of the databases you used. Tell us what you know and have learned about the process of doing research and why you made the choices you did. 


The bibliography or works cited list is an important component of the project.

  • Format your bibliography using a style guide appropriate to your project's discipline. 
  • Be sure that all reference are fully cited properly

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