DC is the engineering, mathematics, and science library at UW.
Course reserves are reccomended or required readings from your instructors. They can include lecture notes, assignment solutions, print books, e-books, online journal articles, or excerpts from other published sources
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Library Survival Guide
Find a Topic
Use these strategies to help you choose a research topic if you are required to select your own and don't already have one in mind.
- Brainstorm ideas that interest you
- Talk with your instructor
- Discuss ideas with fellow students or friends
- Read! Ideas, controversies and events discussed within newspapers, magazines, and websites can lead you to a great research topic
Make sure your topic meets the criteria required for your assignment (for example, a current event or related to a math profession).
Please note that broad topics will need to be narrowed down for a research paper (by brainstorming, performing background research, or discussing it with others). For example, 'cybersecurity' is too broad. A focused research topic within "cybersecurity" like, "raising awareness of security threats through cyber activism" is a better option.