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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
- Make sure your topic meets the criteria required for your assignment
- Talk with your instructor
- Discuss ideas with fellow students or friends
- Read about ideas, controversies, and events discussed within newspapers, magazines, and websites.
Resources to spark topic ideas
BIRS Workshop Lecture Videos - UBC Library Open Collections
Videos from the The Banff International Research Station on various mathematical topics.
Computing Reviews from ACM provides access to current research, theory and applications in all subdisciplines of computing via critical reviews of current publications of note in computing.
Reports from Statistics Canada on significant and interesting data they have collected.
Eugene B. Dynkin Colection of Mathematics Interviews
From Cornell Library "This collection contains digitized copies of audio and video interviews conducted with mathematicians by Eugene Dynkin. It also contains biographical information and photos of these prominent mathematicians."
IEEE magazine that explores trends in engineering, science, and technology.
Recordings of lectures and special events from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute.
Find access to a variety of newspapers and magazines.
Video Lectures | Institute for Advanced Study
Video lectures on various mathematical topics.
News items about the research happening at the University of Waterloo