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BIOL 483: Senior Thesis

Gathering Ideas

Still debating what you want to research? Here are a few places to browse for recent science news articles: 

  • BBC News Science Section -public service broadcasting; world's oldest broadcaster, headquarters in Westminster, London
  • Eurekalert! - publishes press releases from universities, journal publishers, medical centers, government
    agencies specific to science research
  • New York Times Science Section - American daily newspaper
  • NPR Science Desk - an independent, nonprofit media corporation of National Public Radio
  • Science News - an independent nonprofit founded in 1921 covering science, medicine, and technology for the general population
  • Science Shots - part of Science Journal by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Mind Maps

Creating a mind map is an easy way to get your ideas down without having to worry about organization or structure. It can help pull ideas together and see where your curiosity will take you. Mind maps can also help see where you might need to do more research. While you can complete a mind map with pen and paper, here are a few free digital resources too.


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