Research paper topics: American inventors and innovation

The innovation process doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Those American inventors such as Thomas Edison were often driven and inspired by rivals who were just as capable but who have not always gotten the recognition they deserve. The history of innovation is filled with jealousy, near misses, warring egos and the luck of timing.

Research American inventors for your next term paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

Research American inventors for your next term paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

The National Geographic Channel miniseries American Genius, explores several inventors and how their competition drove them to success. If you’re looking for science and technology research paper topics, you should take a look at the episodes in this miniseries. Read more

800th anniversary of the Magna Carta for your research paper

June 15, 2015, is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. What began as a peace treaty has evolved, for many, into the originator of liberal democracy.

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Learn more about the Magna Carta. (Credit: Mums do travel)

The historical event is a good time to look back at what the Magna Carta meant when it was first written and what it means to us today. Read more

Research topics on aging and the elderly

If we live long enough then we all have something in common — aging. The elderly, often defined as someone over age 65, now comprise 14 percent of the U.S. population and are projected to rise to 20 percent by the year 2050. For your next term paper you might consider research topics on aging such as age discrimination or aging and sexuality.

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Learn more about aging and gerontology. (Credit: eHow blog)

You might even want to take a course on gerontology which is the study of the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging and elderly people. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Our picks for summer leisure reading

It’s summertime and you have the itch to read something, but definitely not a textbook. Not sure which book you want to read?

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Credit: Huffington Post

Check out our selection of favorites that will keep your attention without making your brain hurt – FREE for the next month! Read more

Research topic: Tackling gun violence in America

Gun control is a topic that is very divisive in our country. No matter where you stand on the issue, for the families and friends of those who die from gun violence in America, the topic is deeply personal.

Learn more about gun violence for your research paper. (Credit: HBO.com)

Learn more about gun violence for your research paper. (Credit: HBO.com)

The HBO documentary, Requiem for the Dead: American Spring 2014, personalizes the statistics by profiling eight of the estimated 8,000 people who died during that time period. Read more

Republican Party drops Iowa straw poll as your research topic

Political news was abuzz this month when the Republican Party officially dropped the Iowa straw poll. Due to the political poll’s non-binding results and continued irrelevance, the GOP political party decided not to hold the poll in August 2015, ahead of the 2016 Presidential election.

Learn more about the dropping of the Iowa straw poll. (Credit: CNN)

Learn more about the dropping of the Iowa straw poll. (Credit: CNN)

A good research paper topic can be to discuss the history of the Iowa straw poll, its relevance and its dissolution. Read more

Research paper topic: Famous historians

The topic of “historians” for a term paper is daunting because it’s so vast. You could write about famous historians, historians of a certain era throughout history, historians who specialize in a certain topic, problems faced by historians, or debate about historical facts from one historian to another.

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Learn more about famous historians. (Credit: Goodreads)

Here are some interesting research paper topics you can find on history websites or in history books. Read more

Research paper topic: Drunk driving could be stopped with new technology

Despite years of media efforts, countless check points, the call for stricter laws and the creation of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), there are still people driving under the influence of alcohol. So while drunk driving statistics have gone down, lower is simply not good enough.

This latest technology could stop drunk driving. (Credit: NHTSA)

This latest technology could stop drunk driving. (Credit: NHTSA)

Recent new technology from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) may be the answer to stopping drunk driving all together. Read more

Research paper ideas on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, WikiLeaks issued a statement that it would pay a bounty of $100,000 to whoever would reveal the remaining chapters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). If you don’t know what the TPP is, that’s because this massive international trade agreement is being negotiated in secrecy. WikiLeaks has been able to disclose a few chapters from the TPP and is determined to inform the public on the rest of the agreement.

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Learn more about what the TPP Agreement means. (Credit: Natural Health 365)

It is believed that the remaining 26 chapters contain provisions that will change how we work, live and conduct business. If you’re looking for business-related research paper ideas, then be sure to investigate the TPP. Read more

How to cover child sexual abuse in your research paper

With the May 2015 revelations about Josh Duggar, the media has been focused on child sexual abuse. Son of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of the TV show “19 Kids and Counting,” Josh’s actions have come under intense scrutiny and raised many questions about what is abuse and what isn’t, as well as how to help and support survivors of abuse.

Recent allegations of child sexual abuse in the Duggar family has sparked much criticism. (Credit: TLC Video Screengrab)

Recent allegations of child sexual abuse in the Duggar family has sparked much criticism. (Credit: TLC Video Screengrab)

For your next research paper on child sexual abuse, consider using this example as your topic. Read more