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This page offers advice about choosing a research topic.

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Choose your research topic wisely.  You may be working with the same topic for an entire semester.  Choose something that is fun and interesting for you. 

Search the library catalogue (Primo) to see whether we have any books on topics that interest you.  If you find a book that looks interesting, go to the shelf on the library's 5th floor and browse around that call number to see other books on the same topic.  You can do a virtual browse from Primo by clicking on Virtual Browse. 

If you haven't decided on a topic and want to see what's new and exciting in the world of Biology, look at some recent issues of biology or science journals.

"Nature" (http://www.nature.com/nature/current_issue.html​)  and "Science"(http://science.sciencemag.org/) are two journals that cover recent news in all of the sciences.   

Two other journals that cover a wide variety of topics are "American Scientist" (https://www.americanscientist.org/​) and "Science News" (https://www.sciencenews.org/magazine/archive)- these two are written for anyone interested in science, not only professional scientists.

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