Questia Reading Room: Famous Inventors and Life-Changing Inventions

For all the inventors of the world out there, this one’s for you! This month we’re recognizing National Inventors Month and sharing books focused on some of the most important creations of all time and the stories behind famous inventors.

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The Zookeeper’s Wife and Civil Disobedience Research Paper Topics

The film, The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain tells the true story of how Antonina Zabinski and her husband defied Nazi orders and saved hundreds of Jews from the Holocaust. In an act of civil disobedience, the Zabinskis took Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto and hid them in the Warsaw Zoo.

Discover more on civil disobedience in The Zookeeper's Wife. (Credit: Rolling Stone)

Discover more on civil disobedience in The Zookeeper’s Wife. (Credit: Rolling Stone)

Many eventually made their way to freedom. Acts of civil disobedience such as this are inspirational stories in history and could inspire your next research paper. Read more

Language Acquisition Research Paper Topics

Language acquisition is the process of learning a native or second language. Many people study how children learn a language, the factors that influence the process of learning a foreign language and the unique challenges facing English language learners (ELLs).

Discuss language acquisition as your research topic. (Credit: Galdomara)

Discuss language acquisition as your research topic. (Credit: Galdomara)

If you are looking for research paper topics in language acquisition consider these questions as ways to prompt your ideas. Read more

Ethics in Higher Education Research Paper Topics

Colleges and universities are as susceptible to questionable ethics as any other business or organization.

Discuss the issue of ethics in education in your research paper. (Credit: Ethics in Education)

Discuss the issue of ethics in education in your research paper. (Credit: Ethics in Education)

Here are some research paper topics on ethics in higher education, a code of ethics for teachers, fixing corruption and establishing ethical standards in college and the ethics of big data. Read more

Criminal Law Research Paper Topics

Criminal law, the branch of law that defines crimes and provides for their punishment. A crime is regarded as an offense committed against the public, even though only one individual may have been wronged. The wrongdoer is prosecuted by the state for the purpose of punishment. Crimes are usually classified as treason, felony or misdemeanor with the distinction being the penalty and the power of imprisonment.

Learn more about criminal law for your research paper. (Credit: Seufert Law)

Learn more about criminal law for your research paper. (Credit: Seufert Law)

In the U.S., each state’s criminal code defines what is a crime and the punishment to be dealt for a crime. Other research paper topics in criminal law include capital punishment and mandatory sentencing. Read more

The Handmaid’s Tale Research Paper Topics

The Handmaid’s Tale, published in 1985 by Margaret Atwood, is a book, movie, and now a new Hulu television series about a dystopian future in which widespread sterility has put men in charge of women’s fertility.

Discover more on women's health in The Handmaid's Tale. (Credit: New Yorker)

Discover more on women’s health in The Handmaid’s Tale. (Credit: New Yorker)

The story has implications in today’s political climate where laws are being passed restricting women’s ability to decide their own course of reproduction. Read more

Government Information Research Paper Topics

Government information is vital for an informed citizenry. Information needs to be factual, secure and readily available to everyone.

Find out more on government information as a research topic. (Credit: E-commerce Times)

Find out more on government information as a research topic. (Credit: E-commerce Times)

Some good research paper topics on government information are mistrust of local and federal government information, technology trends and data security of information, and access to information. Read more

Research Paper Topics For Symbolism in Art

When discussing symbolism in your art course, there are a number of ways you could interpret it, and several areas that could spur you on to interesting research paper topics. You could look into the movement of symbolism in art history, discuss the use of symbols in political art and propaganda, or look into the way religious symbols are used in artistic mediums.

See the many topics you can cover on symbolism of art. (Credit: The Art Story)

See the many topics you can cover on symbolism of art. (Credit: The Art Story)

As you begin your research in symbolism in art, consider visiting Questia‘s topic idea generator to get some ideas, or browse the symbolism in art introduction to symbols for inspiration. Read more

Constitutional Rights to Internet Privacy Research Paper Topics

The world wide web has become an integral part of our daily lives. Many Americans may not be aware, however, that the right to privacy soon won’t be guaranteed when it comes to our internet searches. The U.S. Congress recently passed legislation that takes away any internet privacy for citizens and allows telecommunications companies to sell your search histories.

Find out more about your internet privacy rights. (Credit: Galigio)

Find out more about your internet privacy rights. (Credit: Galigio)

Research paper topics on this subject to consider include how does such a law play with our Constitutional rights or do we need FCC rules and protections for internet privacy in the first place? Read more

Consequences of HB2 in North Carolina: Economic and Political Science Topics

It’s been one year since the controversial HB2 legislation was passed in North Carolina. Known as the Bathroom Bill, or by its official name—Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act—the bill established a new definition for the state of which classes of people were protected against discrimination, leaving out specific coverage of LGBT individuals or veterans.

See what topics you can cover on HB2. (Credit: WRAL)

See what topics you can cover on HB2. (Credit: WRAL)

Another aspect of the bill required public schools, state university and community college systems, state agencies and local government offices to restrict bathroom access to the person’s assigned sex at birth, which prohibited transgender people from using the bathroom that fit their gender identity. Read more