Welcome to the research guide for biology. The goal of this guide is to walk you through selecting a topic, finding resources, evaluation, and citing them appropriately. It is intended to support you while working through a research project.
When assigned a research project, the first thing to do is to determine a topic for your assignment and start looking for background information. Finding background information can help:
What can be a tricky concept to handle is that once you've selected a topic, it is not set in stone. Think of your topic as a developing idea. The topic can and should be further revised based on your research. Research is a non-linear process and you will be well served if your choice of research topics can be further refined by the literature.
If you still aren't sure what your topic is going to be, I would recommend browsing the sources below and identifying an article that interests you.
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