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Undergraduate Library Research Awards: Criteria

Evaluation criteria

  • Extensive use (60% of cited sources) from scholarly databases and/or sources listed in any academic library catalog, including eBooks.  EXAMPLES: (EBSCOhost Ebook Collection, Academic Search, Education Source, PsycINFO, PsycARTICLES, Business Source Premier, Literature Resource Center, JSTOR, ScienceDirect, Sage, etc.)
  • Application of relevant information sources to topic
  • Utilization of a variety of sources: journal articles, magazines, newspapers, books, ebooks, images, videos, scores, or web pages, etc. 
  • Demonstration of the ability to evaluate information sources
  • Responsible use of information by accurately following an academic citation style

  • General quality of communication (clarity, grammar, usage) 

Entries are evaluated by a panel of Northwest professors and librarians

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