Collins Memorial Library Research Practices Award
About the Award
The award recognizes undergraduate students who demonstrate exemplary skill and creativity in the application of library and information resources to original research and scholarship. The award is sponsored by the Collins Library.
- Students must be recipients of a university summer research grant.
- Student must participate in either the Humanities and Social Sciences or the Science symposium.
Evaluation criteria - Students will be evaluated on the degree to which they:
- Make extensive and creative use of library services, resources and collections in a variety of formats.
- Clearly state the research problem and situate it within a scholarly context.
- Demonstrate enthusiasm, knowledge and competence in the subject area.
- Complete a short application form.
Details about the 2013 award will be shared in fall 2013.
You will be asked to answer the following questions.
- Reflectively describe your literature research process. Tell us how you used library resources or services of any kind (from ILL to online databases to archives collections to meeting with your liaison librarian).
- Tell us about a challenge you faced while doing literature research and how you overcame it.
- How does your research contribute to the scholarly conversation in your field? What is the significance of your research, in layperson’s terms?