Research topic: Hillary Clinton and the 2016 presidential election

After months, even years, of speculation, Hillary Clinton finally has announced that she is running for president in the 2016 presidential election.

Hillary Clinton has officially announced she'll run in the 2016 presidential election. (Credit: Forbes)

Hillary Clinton has officially announced she’ll run in the 2016 presidential election. (Credit: Forbes)

Hillary Clinton has already been a major force for women in politics, as first lady, a U.S. Senator and as Secretary of State, but now will she become the first female president, too? Read more

International governments term paper topics

For college students who are a world governments or international relations major, there are many interesting research paper topics to choose from. Consider writing about international policies, elections, laws and economics.

Learn more about international relations for your research paper. (Credit: gla.ac.uk)

Learn more about international relations for your research paper. (Credit: gla.ac.uk)

For a start, here are term paper ideas covering the Australian government, German government and Hong Kong government. Read more

Social marketing theory is a good business research paper topic

The merging of elements from commercial marketing and social psychology resulted in a theory called Social Marketing Theory. In addition to selling a product or service, social marketing also sells the social advantage of the product or service.

There are many benefits of social marketing for business. (Credit: mnemonic)

There are many benefits of social marketing for business. (Credit: mnemonic)

Social marketing is a relatively new form of marketing; it was seen as a possibility in the 1980s and 1990s and was advanced in the 2000s. It is flexible and the way it is utilized can depend on the company that uses it. Learn more about its usage here as well as how to discuss it in your next business research paper. Read more

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.

Unemployment claims plunged by 43,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. (Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Unemployment claims plunged by 43,000 to 265,000 in the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. (Credit: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Will the ever-shrinking jobless numbers actually boost consumer confidence, and can we start to put the Great Recession behind us finally? Read more

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 documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland documentary covers the story on how a family farm is run. (Credit: Feed the Dialogue)

Farmland, a documentary film created by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, which includes agri-business giants such as Monsanto and Dupont, have released their side in what they bill as a true story about farming in America. Is it real or merely propaganda? Read more

Research paper topic: State of the Union Address

On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, President Obama delivered his sixth State of the Union Address. In the speech the president listed the accomplishments of his presidency so far and outlined his agenda for the next two years. According to the president, the nation had overcome years of war and economic crisis and is now ready to “turn the page.”

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R) watch as U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (Credit: Larry Downing, Reuters)

Future endeavors aimed at reviving the middle class include continuing efforts to raise the minimum wage, achieving gender pay equity, and closing the income inequality gap. Political history and strategy are always evolving, making them good research paper topics. Read more

US government policy toward Cuba for your research paper

Since 1962, the U.S. has maintained a Cuban embargo in an attempt to force the government of Cuba to adopt a representative democracy for the Cuban people.

Protestors wave Cuban and American flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla. on April 25, 2000. (Credit: Charles Trainor Jr, Miami Herald)

Protestors wave Cuban and American flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Fla. on April 25, 2000. (Credit: Charles Trainor Jr, Miami Herald)

On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, President Obama issued a statement saying that U.S. government policy would change toward Cuba and diplomatic relations would expand. The unfolding events will make a great subject for a research paper. Read more

Income inequality in America for your research topic

Income inequality in America has been increasing for the past 40 years. The top 1 percent of earners in the United States control about 35 percent of the country’s wealth.

Chart displaying income inequality on the rise. (Credit: Economist.com)

Chart displaying income inequality on the rise. (Credit: Economist.com)

This income gap is caused by economic, social, gender and racial factors that skew wealth distribution in America. For your next term paper, consider the many good research paper topics on income inequality. Read more

Elephant poaching for ivory: research paper topics

August 2014 has the distinction of being the date when more African elephants are being killed than are being born. Ivory demand in Asia and the Middle East has skyrocketed, raising rhinoceros and elephant poaching in Africa to new levels. Education, laws and enforcement are needed. Consider elephant hunting and the new ban on ivory as good research paper topics for your term paper.

China's insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East. (Credit: SCMP.com)

China’s insatiable demand for ivory funds terrorism in Africa and Middle East. (Credit: SCMP.com)

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that from 2010 to 2012, 100,000 African elephants were killed for their ivory. Estimates are that there are 400,000 elephants left in Africa, so if the killing continues, the African elephant will be extinct by the end of this decade. Read more

Cover economic issues for your next research paper

The good news about finding topics for research papers on economic issues is that there are thousands of possible topics. The bad news about writing a research paper on economics is that there are thousands of possible research paper topics.

Consider economic issues as your next research topic. (Credit: The Institute)

Consider economic issues as your next research topic. (Credit: The Institute)

You could cover economics news, the USA economy, the world economy, economic theories, and the list goes on. Let’s take a look at how you can tackle the job of writing your next economics research paper. Read more