A review gives readers a sneak peek at what an article is like, whether or not the reviewer enjoyed it. They offer a brief description of the text’s key points and often provide a short appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the work. Article review activity can encourage reader to be critical thinking and increase creativity (Brizee, 2013).

In order to encourage article review writing and increase usage of information resources in the collection among UPM students and staff, Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad (PSAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia in collaboration with EbscoHost is organizing Article Review Competition 2019. The purpose of this competition is to encourage students to share their ideas widely and to further expand their skills in reviewing articles. The competition is also aim to assist UPM in elevating the spirit of writing among UPM students.


1.Students and staff of Universiti Putra Malaysia.
2.Participants may choose to review any article written in English that they are interested to read in EBSCOHost accessible online . Guide on how to use EBSCOHost available at
3.Submissions must be new original work that has not been previously published either in journals, newspapers, websites, blogs, and etc.
4.Individuals may submit more than one review to the competition, but only one review per person will be eligible to be selected as winner.
5.The review will be judged upon their clarity, accuracy and relevancy of the article.
6.The reviews submitted may be used as part of promotion / publication by PSAS.


1.Review must be written in English.
2.Length of review may be at least 300 words but not exceeding 500 words.
3.Please complete the Article Review Competition Form – include details of the article, the review and participant’s profile.
4.Article Review Competition Form available at


1st winner RM150
2nd winner RM100
3rd winner RM80
4 x book voucher valued RM50 each
Certificates for all participants who fulfil competition eligibility


Competition interval:
23 September – 22 October 2019 (latest by 12.00 noon)

Prize giving ceremony:
7th November 2019


Please contact Article Review Competition 2019 Committee Perpustakaan Sultan Abdul Samad

Mrs. Salmah Abdullah
Tel: 03-97698648

Mrs. Rusniah Sayuti
Tel: 03-97698625

Mrs. Siti Khairiah Yusof
Tel: 03-97698891

Mr. Mohd ‘Arif Firdaus Azman

Ebscohost Article Review Competition

Open to all UPM students and staff.
Interval Date from 23rd Sept until 22nd Oct 2019.

Guide on How to access Ebscohost Article

This guide will show you on how to get in access to various article in Ebscohost via EzAccess portal.

join the competition and stand a chance to win great prizes!!