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How to get started in research

These suggestions are from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry (OURI). Here are a on how to get started in research and creative activities, and are flexible and do not need to be completed in order.

What are you interested in?

  • What is your major?
  • Which subject areas most interest you?
  • Which topics in your classes interest you?
  • Do you have a specific project in mind (e.g., cancer research) or do you want to acquire a set of skills that can be transferred to other sub-disciplines in the future?
  • Investigate FAU's research centers and institutes.
  • Attend lectures/presentations to help generate ideas for your own research
  • Attend student workshops to help you create your research project
  • Remember: Pick a topic that excites you, that makes you want to work on your research project

Who are your advocates?


Find out what's happenning in research at FAU and review past/present research literature

  • FAU Library, FAU Faculty, FAU partnerships
  • Searchwise , a tool to search across FAU Libraries. The tool searches journals, newspapers, maps, music recordings, videos and etc.

How do I find a mentor?


Once you have a Faculty Mentor formulate question(s).


For additional information please visit OURI, or email at ouri@fau.edu 


 Last Modified 11/9/16