Tips and Ideas
1. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Kate L. Turabiain. The Univesity of Chicago Press, 7th Edition, 2007.
A very good book that, in my personnel view, it must be read by students before they begin their graduate work. Beyond topics of how to write, this book has an introduction of how to think about research.
Look at http://scpd.stanford.edu/knuth/index.jsp presentations done by Professor Donlad E. Knuth
You and your research, ideas of Hamming about research:
1. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1zDuOPkMSw
2. Text: http://www.cs.virginia.edu/~robins/YouAndYourResearch.html
Ideas from Shannon about application of Information Theory: https://dsp.rice.edu/sites/dsp.rice.edu/files/shannon-bandwagon.pdf