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Fiat Lux: How Do I Brainstorm Topics?

This is a copy of a guide created by Lindsay Davis while working at UC Merced. She presented this series at SCIL Works 2019.

Exploring Sources for Ideas

Explore information sources to generate ideas for your own research.  These sources include both free web sources and subscription databases. 

News Content

Varied Content (magazines, news, journals, viewpoint pieces)


Additional Websites

Specialized Encyclopedias

Mapping Your Research Question

Use this video to start thinking about topics of interest.  You will be occasionally asked to stop the video to conduct your brainstorming. (UCLA Libraries, 2:52)