Discuss LGBT rights and marriage equality in your next research paper

The history of LGBT rights and marriage equality in the United States offers many areas to explore in a research paper.

Learn more about LGBT rights. (Credit: RAC.org)

Learn more about LGBT rights. (Credit: RAC.org)

The latest comes courtesy of the North Carolina state legislature, which, in a special session, overruled previous anti-discrimination legislation established earlier in the year in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read more

A different take on the war in Afghanistan as your research topic

The latest movie from famed comedian Tina Fey, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, is based on the memoir by Kim Barker, The Taliban Shuffle. While the movie diverges somewhat from the memoir’s original plot, it still focuses on a war correspondent confronting the realities of the War in Afghanistan.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot offers a different twist on the war in Afghanistan. (Credit: NPR)

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot offers a different twist on the war in Afghanistan. (Credit: NPR)

Not only does the war itself offer many research paper topics, but also the role of the media in wartime is another area to explore. Read more

Topic ideas for music history research papers

If you’re a music major, chances are you have a more nuanced view of music history than Pentatonix offers in their “Evolution of Music.” But if you’re not a music major and you’re stuck for topic ideas for your music history research paper, checking out their video on YouTube might be a fun place to start.

After that little bit of musical inspiration, take a look at this range of ideas you can start from to nail down topic ideas for your next paper. Read more

Trending research paper topics for astronomy class

March 2016 has been a good month for astronomy topics in the news. There have been monster stars seen through the Hubble Space Telescope, data released from pictures taken through the Karl J. Lansky Very Large Array (VLA) revealing the earliest stages in planet formation, and two comets passing remarkably close to earth being studied by the scientists at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.

The VLA array makes for a good astronomy topic. (Credit: Karl G. Jansky)

The VLA array makes for a good astronomy topic. (Credit: Karl G. Jansky)

If you are looking for research paper topics for your astronomy class, take a look at these three recent news subjects. Read more

U.S., Cuba relations as your political science research topic

President Obama and his family have made a historic trip to Cuba. It’s the first visit by a sitting U.S. president since Calvin Coolidge. Despite President Obama’s efforts to improve U.S.-Cuba relations, the American embargo is still in place and the island nation’s record on human rights violations continues to be a significant issue.

Cuba President Raul Castro and President Barack Obama meet. (Credit: Mandel Nga—AFP/Getty Images)

Cuba President Raul Castro and President Barack Obama meet. (Credit: Mandel Nga—AFP/Getty Images)

Both areas offer many research paper topics to consider for classes in political science, economics, history and more. Read more

Bible stories in Hollywood: Term paper topics

You can write your term paper on how broadcast TV and Hollywood movies have had a generally successful relationship with religious and Bible stories.

Learn more about stories of the Bible from Of Kings and Prophets. (Credit: Bob D'Amico, ABC)

Learn more about stories of the Bible from Of Kings and Prophets. (Credit: Bob D’Amico, ABC)

The most recent is ABC’s new series Of Kings and Prophets. Here are some interesting research paper topics for your broadcasting or entertainment classes on how stories in the Bible are produced for television and movies. Read more

Advertising and public relations term paper topics

Some good research paper topics are to discuss current advertising and public relations techniques in the digital age.

Find out more about advertising and public relations. (Credit: CN.edu)

Find out more about advertising and public relations. (Credit: CN.edu)

High profile companies and organizations like Apple News, NASA and Victoria’s Secret have devised creative ways to distribute ads and news, which you can write about for your research paper. Read more

Sleep deprivation and daylight saving time as your health research topic

Having once again just sprung forward an hour thanks to daylight saving time, you may still be adjusting to the time change. But what studies are revealing is that the shifting one hour ahead can cause some serious health problems, as well as adding to Americans’ levels of sleep deprivation.

Do you deal with sleep deprivation? (Credit: Jeg & Sons)

Do you deal with sleep deprivation? (Credit: Jeg & Sons)

A research paper could examine not only the health effects of too little sleep, but also the societal issues surrounding sleep and why we don’t value it. Read more

Questia Reading Room: What do you know about ethics?

A popular topic that we oftentimes use on a daily involves ethics. From religion to business to education, there are so many areas you can learn more about.

Check out our next set of reading room books on ethics. (Credit: EFPA)

Check out our next set of reading room books on ethics. (Credit: EFPA)

We are offering an assortment of books on ethics for you to enjoy – FREE for the next month. Read more

Where to Invade Next highlights economics research topics

In the new Michael Moore documentary, Where to Invade Next, the controversial filmmaker examines key differences between economics in the U.S. and other countries, especially in Europe. Many Americans who believe in U.S. superiority may be surprised by the film.

Compare economics of the U.S. and other countries for your research paper. (Credit: The Commonwealth Fund)

Compare economics of the U.S. and other countries for your research paper. (Credit: The Commonwealth Fund)

Our theory of American Exceptionalism leads us to assume that U.S. economics policies are best because they are based on freedom and the strength of the individual. Other countries, however, trend toward a more universal approach to governance and social management. This difference of views would make for an enlightening research paper. Read more