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Undergraduate Library Research Award (ULRA): Evaluation Criteria


  • Projects and bibliographies should:
    • Addresses significant questions within the discipline or disciplines and clearly articulate stakes.
    • Demonstrate ample evidence of creative thought.
    • Utilize a variety of appropriate information sources (for example, primary sources, specialized databases, finding aids, etc.).
    • Include data, quotations, and claims that are appropriate to the concepts and argument(s) presented in the project.
    • Correctly and consistently cite all data, sources, quotations, claims, and obscure facts.
  • Reflective Essays should:
    • Articulate appropriate and creative use of information sources and tools (for example, primary sources, specialized databases, finding aids, etc.)
    • Demonstrate an ability to adjust or reorganize research strategies when an obstacle is encountered.
    • Demonstrate creative and thorough use of collections and services available through OSU Libraries.
    • Demonstrate the evaluation of sources using consistent and appropriate criteria.

Questions? Contact Holly Reiter.