Finding a Topic
In addition to the suggested topics, you may find an engaging relevant IT issue by browsing these sources of current information.
TechCrunch An online magazine plugged into the pulse of technology businesses.
Wired This well established print and online magazine's strength is its coverage of how technology impacts society
TED Talk (Technology) Engaging talks by great thinkers about innovative ways technology may change the world.
WSJ.com Technology News Login with your VSB account.
MIT Technology Review More analysis then news on information technology developments.
Pew Research Internet Project High quality social science research on how the internet (and technology) is transforming American life.
It put your topic in context it may be helpful to get an industry profile.Gartner Limitations on Use
Subscription courtesy of Villanova UNIT.
Authorized users (on and off campus) limited to current Villanova students, faculty and staff.
NetAdvantage (Standard & Poor's Capital IQ)
Plunkett's Infotech Industry Almanac
Casting Your Net Deep and Wide for Articles
Don't just rely on a few articles found by googling. Expand your horizons by finding additional trade news and scholarship about your topic.ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Appropriate Use of Wikipedia for Business Research
While the fair use exception to copyright may cover the use of images for course related projects, you ought to practice providing attribution for images used and consistently use images with creative commons licensed attached. Creative commons copyright licenses offer standardized permissions for use. These search engines make finding images with creative commons licenses easy:
Flicker Search by keyword and then limit to CC license
Advanced Google Images Use the usage rights drop-down to limit to free to use images.