Undergraduate Library Research Awards
Submission Deadline: January 29, 2016.
@Northwest Awards & Recognition Ceremony
4/11/16, 3:30 pm
J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom
The purpose of the Undergraduate Library Research Awards is to encourage
critical thinking in research papers
A Wal-Mart gift
certificate (1st prize $200, 2nd prize $150, 3rd prize $100) will be awarded
to the author(s) of the top three papers or projects (group project winners
will split the certificate).
- All applicants must be Northwest undergraduates currently enrolled or who graduated in December 2015. We encourage the presence of all winners at the award ceremony so you receive public recognition for your achievement.
- Eligible papers or projects must have been written during the 2015 Spring, Summer or Fall trimesters. One submission per person.
- Ask your course professor to verify the paper was written in 2015.
- Papers or projects should be 5-30 pages max (not counting required separate references page/works cited page) with the author's last name on each page.
- Papers or projects should demonstrate consistent use of any citation style listed
Sources, which includes many specific examples. Also, if using the Chicago/Turabian Notes style, a Bibliography must also be included.
- All applicants entering the contest agree to submit papers or projects
to the digital B. D. Owens Library Research
- Extensive use (60%) of cited sources from scholarly databases (EBSCOhost Ebook Collection, Academic Search, Education Source, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Business Source Premier, Literature Resource Center, JSTOR, ScienceDirect, Sage, etc.) and/or scholarly sources listed in any academic library catalog, including eBooks.
- Application of relevant information sources to topic
- Utilization of information from a variety of sources
- Demonstration of the ability to evaluate information sources
- Responsible use of information by accurately following an academic citation style
Entries will be evaluated by a panel of Northwest professors and librarians.
- your research paper
or project (LAST NAME.docx or pdf file).
- max. 50 word abstract (summary) of your paper/project (TITLE.docx)
- completed copyright release form
- photograph of yourself (if you're a contest winner, the photo would be used in a powerpoint display during the awards ceremony)
- Ask your professor to send a separate e-mail to Verification for Research Award confirming you wrote the paper/project for her/his course offered during a 2015 trimester.
- One submission per student.
|Deadline & Award Ceremony
- Award recipients and faculty sponsors will be honored at
the Northwest Awards and Recognition Ceremony in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom, April 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm. If for some reason a winner cannot be present at the ceremony, s/he must pick up their award in person at B. D. Owens Library.
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