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Library Research Award: Past Winners

The Library Research Award competition was no longer held after 2019.

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Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Library’s Annual Student Research Award 1999-2019

The Library held an annual student research award competition from 1999-2019. This competition recognized excellence in student writing and research. We invite you to read past winners submissions.

All papers exhibited the use of appropriate sources from the Library’s databases and print collection.  The writing was crisp, clear, and logical with good sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Students compiled substantial research from a variety of sources to support a clear, defined thesis.  In years where there was a second-place winner, there was typically a shortcoming in one or more areas, but still a generally strong paper.  If there is no section for a given year below, that is because no winners were awarded.

 

2017

2015

2014

2013

2011

2009

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002 (no 1st place winner)

2001

2000

1999