The effects of climate change on endangered species as your research topic

Many discussions have centered on how climate change affects people, but the impact on the animal world is also great. One animal casualty appears to be the small mammal species Bramble Cay melomys, found in Australia. The extinction of animals and the increase in endangered species are connected to human causes, dating back to the dodo.

Bramble Cay melomys, the first mammal to be killed off by human-caused climate change. (Credit: Queensland Government)

Bramble Cay melomys, the first mammal to be killed off by human-caused climate change. (Credit: Queensland Government)

Research paper topics to explore around this idea include looking back at extinctions in the past and showing the way humans have played a role in destroying animal life. Read more

Free State of Jones offers Civil War history research paper topics

The historical movie Free State of Jones starring Matthew McConaughey is about citizens of Mississippi who disagreed with their state’s decision to secede from the Union at the beginning of the Civil War. The movie follows historical figure Newton Knight who deserted the Confederate army, led an uprising of guerilla warfare against the Confederacy and declared solidarity with the Union.

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

Learn more about the Free State of Jones movie and the Civil War here. (Credit: Showtime Networks)

He also married a former slave leading to repercussions in race relations in Mississippi to this day. Here are some interesting research paper topics on Civil War history. Read more

Discuss Muhammad Ali and social change in your research paper

Muhammad Ali may be most noted as a boxing champion, but by his death on June 3, 2016, he had come to exemplify so much more, evolving into an entertainment icon with a profound effect on sports and culture as we know it.

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

Find out more about Muhammad Ali here. (Credit: Jacobin Mag)

A research paper could explore the many ways that Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Clay on January 17, 1942, brought about social change and how he altered our view of fame, for both celebrities and ordinary people. Read more

Genetic engineering and GMO term paper topics

Genetic engineering offers many good hot button research topics.

Learn more about genetic engineering and GMOs here. (Credit: Nutraceuticals World)

Learn more about genetic engineering and GMOs here. (Credit: Nutraceuticals World)

Here are some term paper ideas on genetic engineering in humans, GMO foods and genetically modified crops and genetic modification of plants for medicine. Read more

Twitter hack and computer hackers as research paper topics

It’s happened again—computer hackers have infiltrated a major company’s information. The Twitter hack affected millions of its users, whose data is now said to be available on the dark web for sale. While there are definitely hackers with bad intentions out there, so-called white hat hackers are trying to stop the destruction.

Here's what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Here’s what you should know about the Twitter hack. (Credit: Creative Commons)

Research paper topics could study the rise of the different groups of hackers, as well as an examination of significant hacks in history. Want to stop this from ever happening to you? The first advice experts always offer is simple: change your password. Read more

Maxwell Perkins and Genius biopic as your film or literature research topic

Most likely, few people outside of the publishing industry are immediately familiar with the name Maxwell Perkins, despite the fact that he played a large hand in shaping modern American literature. In the new biopic Genius, based on the biography Max Perkins: Editor of Genius by A. Scott Berg, Colin Firth and Jude Law bring to life Max Perkins, editor at Scribner’s, and Thomas Wolfe, the tempestuous, verbose author whose friendship with Perkins was nearly as much the stuff of legends as Wolfe’s novels.

Colin Firth as celebrated editor Maxwell Perkins, struggling with Thomas Wolfe’s first novel, in Genius. (Credit: Marc Brenner)

Colin Firth as celebrated editor Maxwell Perkins, struggling with Thomas Wolfe’s first novel, in Genius. (Credit: Marc Brenner)

If you are looking for a topic for your American Literature class, consider taking a look at Genius, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, and the research behind both the film and the biography. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Following the footsteps of entrepreneurs

Many of us dream of running our own company one day and are just beginning to learn the steps to get there. Interested in learning more about past and current entrepreneurs, the history of entrepreneurship and what you should know when starting a business?

Find out how to follow in the footsteps of entrepreneurs. (Credit: Awesome AJ)

Find out how to follow in the footsteps of entrepreneurs. (Credit: Awesome AJ)

You’re bound to find some very useful information in this set of FREE books for the next month! Read more

Undocumented immigrants as your political science research topic

Crockett High School valedictorian Mayte Lara Ibarra didn’t expect a tweet about overcoming her own barriers to success to go viral. But by so casually declaring that she was an undocumented immigrant, the internet chatter soon became a roar. How can this viral tweet, and the response it received, be used to look at the topic of illegal immigrants?

Find out more about undocumented immigrants for your next research paper. (Credit: Twitter via NBC News)

Find out more about undocumented immigrants for your next research paper. (Credit: Twitter via NBC News)

Consider the explosion of both praise–and hatred–for a research paper topic in civic, political science or pop culture course. Read more

Research paper topic: Primary election rules and the role of superdelegates

The 2016 U.S. primary elections have generated a lot of controversy and dissatisfaction with the election process. Both Republican Party candidate Donald Trump and Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders have generated massive popular support and yet their candidacy is in doubt because of the role of superdelegates.

Primary election rules grow increasingly important as the campaign draws closer to parity. (Credit: Democracy Chronicles)

Primary election rules grow increasingly important as the campaign draws closer to parity. (Credit: Democracy Chronicles)

In July 2016, both Democratic and Republican conventions will finalize the choice for their party nominee to run on the ballot in November’s presidential election. Calls to change the election laws and role of superdelegates could fuel your next research paper. Read more

Internet privacy research paper topics

There are numerous interesting research paper topics on Internet privacy.

Find out the importance of Internet privacy. (Credit: Getty Images)

Find out the importance of Internet privacy. (Credit: Getty Images)

You can discuss the need for an Internet bill of rights recommended by Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web; data privacy at public libraries; and online privacy and reputation management. Read more