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CSUSM University Library Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

In recognition of scholarship and creative activity in CSUSM undergraduate student research

Submission Categories

Read each of the categories below to find where your project “fits.” After reading the broad categories below, you should have a good sense of where your work best fits for submission.

If you have any questions, please contact Rosa Rodriguez at

  • Creative Works

    • Examples for submission in this area would include original items such as, but not limited to: creative writing, a painting, musical composition, film or video, choreography, photography, etc. 

  • Empirical Research

    • Examples for submission in this area would include, but not limited to: research projects conducted with qualitative or quantitative methodologies. The submission project should utilize original data to prove or disprove a hypothesis.

  • Interpretive Analysis

    • Examples for submission in this area would include, but not limited to: analysis which aims to capture hidden meaning and ambiguity of a cultural artifact (such as a piece of art, person, or event). Examples: cultural/literary criticism, film analysis, historiographies, social criticism, etc.

Outreach Librarian

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Rosa Rodriguez
Ella, She, Her
California State University San Marcos University Library Kellogg 3303
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos CA 92096
Subjects: Outreach