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Navigating the Information Landscape
Having Trouble Picking a Topic?
If you are struggling to select a manageable topic try the following:
Watch the Video on the left
Brainstorm all the keywords and ideas you can think of--think laterally
Search the web for ideas and keywords; remember to check for any good quality references at the bottom of the page in Wikipedia.
Search the NJIT online catalog for books that might be related or give you ideas
Search the Academic Search Premier database using different keywords, browse and read for ideas
Brainstorm with your friends / mix this up with searching, browsing, and reading
Badke assignment #3 from the Research Roadmaps (Chapter 2 - Taking Charge). LAST BUT NOT LEAST, Brainstorm with your professor or a librarian.
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