The Phillips Memorial Library Undergraduate Craft of Research Prize is a partnership between the library and the Center for Engaged Learning to recognize excellence in research and use of library resources by the undergraduate community at Providence College.
Winners will be selected by a committee of librarians and faculty, and prizes will be awarded for three winners as well as two honorable mentions
Submissions will be collected by the end of spring semester with prizes awarded in the fall. All currently enrolled undergraduate students are welcome to submit. Please email submissions to Andria Tieman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions must be at least seven pages in length, and can be on any topic.
Students must include with their submission:
1. A 500-700 word essay describing your research process including specific sources --primary sources, databases, journals, websites, books, eBooks, videos, etc., used and strategies employed.
2. An annotated bibliography with at least 10 annotations
Prizes will be awarded based on the following criteria:
1. Ability to select and evaluate appropriate source material from the Phillips Memorial Library’s databases, the Helin catalog and InRhode, and integrate it into an effective research paper.
2. Originality of topic
3. Writing and communication skills in presenting a thesis and supporting it with effective research and language
Dates to remember:
May 15, 2015 all final submissions are due. Students may submit any time before this date, but can submit a paper only once.
September 15, 2015 Winners will be notified
$125 apiece for three winners
$50 apiece for two honorable mentions
All winning papers will be published in the Phillips Memorial Library Digital Commons Online Repository.