MOHL Research Award

The MOHL Research Award, sponsored by the Hatfield Library with up to two $500 cash prizes, will be given for a paper, in any subject, that demonstrates outstanding research using library and information resources. Any student paper written in the sophomore or junior year as part of regular class work is eligible to be considered for this award. The paper should have been written in the current academic year, that is, fall 2013/spring 2014.

Note: papers done as a senior project but in the junior year are excluded.

Criteria for Assessment:
Student Guidelines:
Faculty Support:

The faculty mentor who worked with the student during the production of the paper is asked to submit a separate statement that includes:

Also, please verify that the paper:

  1. was done as part of regular course work in the sophomore or junior year
  2. is done in a style appropriate for the subject discipline
  3. is well cited, in line with disciplinary requirements
  4. uses numerous and diverse sources of information including scholarly materials

As well, please comment on the value and quality of the paper.

Faculty should submit the statement by e-mail to Christopher McFetridge at

Previous Winners of the Research Award: