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Top recommended books for research papers by field of study

As you settle back into your course work after midterms, you should begin thinking of research topics for final term papers. Here are some suggestions for top recommended books in various college majors. Some are classic books in the field …

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Writing a research paper part one: How to get started finding research paper topics

When you’re assigned writing a research paper, don’t panic. Get started right away. The sooner you begin, the more time you’ll have to find the best research paper topics, gather information, and polish your paper into a portfolio piece that …

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Recent science articles describe new mammal species: the Olinguito

Scientists have named a new species of mammal, the first in South America in 35 years. Actually, the little olinguito, which looks like a raccoon or small bear, had been misidentified for hundreds of years, hiding among its well-known larger …

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Dinosaurs! An Alberta, Canada backhoe discovers what may be a duck-billed dinosaur fossil

You may not remember the names of all the dinosaurs the way you did when you were in grade school, and you may have missed some of the latest news in paleontology. But one man from Alberta, Canada didn’t miss …

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Banned Books Week highlights censorship vs freedom of the press in modern literature

Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and others, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information, free speech and modern literature. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution says that Congress will pass …

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Adult illiteracy focus of National Literacy month – How can you help?

Rates of adult illiteracy in the United States still fall into double digits. Such high statistics will provide food for thought during September when we will celebrate National Literacy Month. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 19% of high …

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University library redesign — shaping the future of research and learning

Is the university library going the way of the dodo? As with all things, change is a given, and today’s modern technologies have been impacting the way higher education conducts its learning and research. But that doesn’t mean that libraries …

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U.S. college rankings: Influential, but effective?

College ranking has gained prominence over the years, and colleges and universities compete to rank high on these lists so they can impress investors, students and parents. The influence these rankings have mean larger budgets and donations for the schools, …

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Standardized testing cons; colleges are dropping SAT, ACT

A growing number of colleges and universities are abandoning standardized tests in favor of other qualifications for college admission, in an effort to boost college acceptance rates and because SAT scoring is often not a true test of a student’s …

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Is there a knowledge gap between high school and college?

During the college application process, you probably spent a lot of time thinking about which college you liked best, which one you could afford, and which one had the programs you were interested in. You also probably worried whether your …

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