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Library Research Award

What is the Library Research Award?

The Library Research Award from the Madison College Libraries will be given annually to a current Madison College Student for an exemplary research paper or project. The winner will receive $250 and an award plaque. See the box to the right for eligibility requirements.

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Prize Eligibility Guidelines

To be eligible for the Library Research Award:

  • The student must be registered in a credit class during the fall semester of the award
  • The student's entry must have been created in the fall semester they are enrolled
  • Only one entry per student
  • Entries must be submitted as an email attachment by the last day of finals in the fall semester to 
  • The body of the entry email should include the name of the class and instructor, as well as a brief paragraph reflecting on the student's library research experience
  • Submission attachments can be in the form of a Word document or PowerPoint presentation. Other formats may be accepted with instructor and library permission.
  • At least eight research sources must be included, of which at least five need to come from the library's catalog or subscription databases
  • A citation page (Works Cited or References) of all sources used must be included


  • Will be done by a panel of library staff and select Madison College instructors
  • Will be done with a standard rubric grading the reflective paragraph, the body of the research project, and the sources used

By submitting a paper or project for consideration:

  • Entrants acknowledge the entry was produced following Madison College Academic Integrity Policies at 
  • Entrants must agree to have their submissions, if a winner, published on the Madison College Libraries website, and through Madison College social media and other promotional efforts