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Consortium Library Award

Information about the Consortium Library Award for Undergraduate Research.

Tips for Success

The committee will assign you a score out of 50 possible points. The point values are:

  • Reflective essay (20 points)
  • Your completed paper or project (20 points)
  • A complete, consistently formatted bibliography, reference list, or works cited (10 points)

This rubric provides more detail about the scoring criteria that will be used for each of the components listed above. Because the reflective essay is worth 40% of your score, be sure to dedicate enough time and effort to this component. In your reflectiive essay, you'll need to discuss things such as:

  • What you learned about research and how you can apply those lessons to future research
  • Information literacy skills you acquired or strengthened while completing your research
  • How your skills as a researcher changed as a result of your use the Library's services or collections
  • Depth or broadness in your use of Consortium Library services or collections. Examples include print or electronic books, journals, primary resources, media, the Research Help Desk, Research Appointments, Archives & Special Collections, and Interlibrary Loan
  • What barriers you encountered and how you overcame them or redirected your research as necessary
  • Significant knowledge of methods of research and inquiry

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