Entries by Ginny Gaylor

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. 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 […]

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. The U.S. government, according to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, is taking the threat seriously and asking malls to […]

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

Literary themes to consider for research paper topics

In search of research paper topics focused on literary themes? The most recent and major trend revolves around young adult books. Dystopian novels and vampire books have received a lot of attention, but their popularity may be waning. Why were those two literary themes so big in young adult books and what trends are on […]

Research topic: U.S. unemployment rate drops again in latest jobs report

Despite what you may have been hearing, the U.S. economy is not all doom and gloom. In fact, the U.S. unemployment rate has been dropping, and continues to drop, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. And America is not alone in experiencing this decrease in unemployment. Will the ever-shrinking jobless numbers […]

Research topic: Anger at anti-vaccine movement after Disneyland measles outbreak

Remember the measles? Probably not. In fact the disease was considered eradicated from the U.S. at the beginning of the 21st century. One dose of the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine, or MMR, is considered 95 percent effective, while two doses are considered 99 percent effective. But in the last month the disease has roared […]

Research topic: Learn how the family farm is depicted in Farmland documentary

The family farm has been long mythologized in American culture. Farming in the U.S. has changed, and many are starting to wonder what the reality is about where our food comes from. Factory or corporate-owned farms are big business. Farmland, a documentary film created by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, which includes agri-business giants […]

Guide to finding a mentor for college students

College students know how full their lives are—classes, friends, socializing, maybe even working. Your days are pretty packed. But at some point you have to start thinking beyond college. What will you do for a career? How will you accomplish all your goals? Finding a mentor can help you reach your goals and provide a […]

Celebrating Black History month—Top 10 African American scientists and inventors

Many scientific achievements that have changed our lives can be traced back to African American scientists and inventors. Black History month offers an opportunity to draw attention to these innovators and their work. Although not a comprehensive record of the extensive number of African American men and women who have shaped technology and science, here […]

Discuss climate change and the warmest year on record for your research paper

Two separate reports, one published by NASA and one by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, found that 2014 was the warmest year on record. While this latest breaking news about climate change may not surprise many, will it change our behavior? With faster rates of sea level rise, accelerated loss of Arctic ice, increased […]