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Library Research Award

Summer Research Award recognizing excellence in research and use of library resources.

Library Summer Research Award

Library Award Details

The Library Award for the Summer Research Project is created to recognize excellent research and use of library resources.

Eligibility: The Library Research Award is for students participating in the Undergraduate Summer Research Program.

Prompt: Tell us a story of how you’ve utilized library resources as a tool for success in your Summer Research Project. Also, reflect on your plans for how you might use the library to find success in the future at Oxy.

Requirements: Write an essay and incorporate at least 2 services or resources (listed below), one of which must be at Oxy.

  • Service and resource examples:
    • Interlibrary loan 
    • research consultations
    • tech lending
    • Special Collections and College Archives
    • specific databases
    • library materials
    • online chat
    • email support

Double space, 2 pages max (500 - 1000 word count), follow your preferred citation style


Two 1st place awards, each equivalent to $200
Honorable mention equivalent to $50

2023 Recipients

1st Place (tie): 

Rachel Aujero, "Teeth Blackening: A Beauty Standard that was Actually Healthy"

Francesca Rodoni, "Occidental’s Recently Discovered Liszt Manuscripts: Their Provenance and Compositional Importance"

Honorable Mention:

Shea Hogan, "Fine and Dandy: Oscar Wilde and the Construction of Masculinity"

three students standing together outside

(from left) Shea, Francesca, and Rachel at the Awards Reception (August 5, 2023)