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In the spring, we at Questia announced the winners of the third “Questia’s Most Valuable Professors” contest, as part of our ongoing dedication to education. College students from across the country nominated special professors they believed deserved the title of Most Valuable Professor (MVP).

For the grand prize, we pledged to establish five $500 scholarships in each of the winning professors’ names. Those winners have earned the responsibility of selecting the scholarship criteria and selecting the scholarship recipients. Read more

How to get started and stay motivated writing a research paper

It has happened to all of us—you have to write a research paper, but the topic, or the class, is something you hate. So how to get started and stay motivated when writing that research paper?

There are ways to motivate yourself when writing a research paper. (Credit: pixshark.com)

There are ways to motivate yourself when writing a research paper. (Credit: pixshark.com)

There are some tips and tricks that will help you blast through your dreaded task, hopefully with flying colors. Read more

Make money with the Questia Affiliate and Ambassador Programs

You may have already heard about Questia’s Ambassador program, which is a great way to earn up to $500 by sharing our time-saving research tools and huge library with friends and classmates.

If not: as an ambassador, you get your own referral link with an exclusive discount code that your friends and classmates can redeem to get 50% off their first month of Questia. Read more

10 spring cleaning and organizing ideas for college students

Spring is the traditional time to clean out your house after a long winter of being stuck indoors. Although it may still feel like winter where you are, it’s still a good time for college students to think about spring cleaning and getting organized for a new year.

Spring cleaning will help you organize your college essentials. (Credit: Nicole Anzia, Washington Post)

Spring cleaning will help you organize your college essentials. (Credit: Nicole Anzia, Washington Post)

In this article we’ll take a look at the top ten things you can do to simplify your life by organizing your computer files and homework assignments. Here is your spring cleaning checklist. Read more

Superbugs and antibiotic resistance for your research paper topic

The recent deaths of two patients at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center in California from a bacterial infection have put drug-resistant superbugs back in the news.

Consider discussing drug-resistant superbugs for your research paper. (Credit: Higher Perspective)

Consider discussing drug-resistant superbugs for your research paper. (Credit: Higher Perspective)

Not only is antibiotic resistance a real threat, but the dearth of any new antibiotics on the horizon have many in healthcare more worried than ever about superbugs. What happens if all our antibiotics fail? Read more

International law: Canadian court says assisted suicide ban is unconstitutional

College students can find good research paper topics for their international law class from the recent decision by Canada’s Supreme Court declaring the country’s ban on physician assisted suicide for the terminally ill as unconstitutional.

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

You can write term paper topics on recent Supreme Court decisions, the pro and con debate about the right-to-die, the medical establishment’s views on doctor assisted suicide and need for better palliative care, and Quebec’s new end-of-life law. Read more

Research topic: New terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab targets shopping malls

The Mall of America in Minnesota, and other large shopping malls across the world, are apparently the latest targets of a terrorist threat from Al-Shabaab. The Somali-based group previously attacked a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

Recent terrorist threats have been made on shopping malls. (Credit: MyFox9.com)

The U.S. government, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, is taking the threat seriously and asking malls to respond appropriately. Read more

Fact vs. fiction—research paper topics on nonfiction authors

Juxtaposing fact vs. fiction or examining why nonfiction books are important for school children to read are both good research paper topics to pursue in a study of nonfiction books.

Learn here about the differences between fiction and nonfiction. (Credit: David Tran)

Learn here about the differences between fiction and nonfiction. (Credit: David Tran)

Other good topics include the best or most well-known nonfiction books and why memoirs have become so popular. Read more

Research paper topic: Early onset Alzheimer’s disease

When you’re looking for a research paper topic related to medical issues, early onset Alzheimer’s disease may not be the first idea that comes to mind. But the new film, Still Alice, may cause you to reconsider. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in the title role of Alice Howland.

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The film shows how Alice’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s impacted both her and her family. With stunning performances from the cast, which includes Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, Still Alice carries a real emotional punch. Read more

Social marketing theory is a good business research paper topic

The merging of elements from commercial marketing and social psychology resulted in a theory called Social Marketing Theory. In addition to selling a product or service, social marketing also sells the social advantage of the product or service.

There are many benefits of social marketing for business. (Credit: mnemonic)

There are many benefits of social marketing for business. (Credit: mnemonic)

Social marketing is a relatively new form of marketing; it was seen as a possibility in the 1980s and 1990s and was advanced in the 2000s. It is flexible and the way it is utilized can depend on the company that uses it. Learn more about its usage here as well as how to discuss it in your next business research paper. Read more