Discover how to win a presidential election for your research paper

The U.S. presidential election won’t happen until November 2016 and yet the campaign is already in full swing. Since it’s hard to avoid hearing news about it you may have decided to make the election the focus of your next research paper. To get a start on the topic, check out the new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.

Learn more on the topic of the upcoming presidential election. (Credit: PSU.edu)

Learn more on the topic of the upcoming presidential election. (Credit: PSU.edu)

It’s a political satire of a Bolivian presidential campaign that is fueled by competing American campaign strategists. While the story is fiction, it may spark your interest in learning more about the rough and tumble process of winning an election. Read more

Research topic help: Racism on college campuses

Tensions at the University of Missouri have been rising, as student activists have protested the administration’s handling of racial harassment. Members of the football team, as well as faculty, are joining the protest.

Learn more about racism on college campuses. (Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

Learn more about racism on college campuses. (Credit: Adrees Latif/Reuters)

How big is the issue of racism on campus and what are colleges doing to address the issue are just some of the research paper topics to consider on this subject. Read more

Native American history research paper topics

Native American history offers hundreds of years’ worth of  interesting research paper topics. There are several suggestions we recommend you use for topics.

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

November is a good time to research Native American topics. (Credit: cmich.edu)

These include famous Native Americans, the dark period of forced placement of Native children into Indian boarding schools to eradicate their Native American culture and language; and Native American Heritage Month. Read more

Research paper topics on the future of space exploration

Space exploration began with John F. Kennedy’s urging for America to put a man on the moon in 1961. Thirty-nine years later, the International Space Station went into orbit, and with it, the goal of continuous human habitation in space.

Find out more about space exploration for your research paper. (Credit: NASA)

Find out more about space exploration for your research paper. (Credit: NASA)

The next series of NASA missions may see astronauts going to Mars. The past 54 years have been rich with research paper topics on the human exploration of space; what will the next half a century hold? Read more

Explore climate change and capitalism link for your research paper

Is there a link between capitalism and climate change? Author Naomi Klein addressed that question in the film, This Changes Everything, which is based on her book of the same name. According to most experts, the industrial nations produce the emissions that produce the greenhouse effect and rising sea levels yet it’s the third world countries that are most impacted.

Do you think there's a link between capitalism and climate change? (Credit: Reuters)

Do you think there’s a link between capitalism and climate change? (Credit: Reuters)

Can this be changed? Perhaps opinions are already changing as we see 2015 slated to be the hottest year on record. Find out for yourself when you decide to tackle climate change for your next research paper. Read more

Research paper: The suffrage movement for women’s voting rights

The right to vote is one of our most precious civil rights. Now, a new film tells the story of how women gained that right in England and set the example for women in the U.S. On October 23, 2015, the film Suffragette opened in U.S. theaters. Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, Suffragette tells the true story of how women from all strata of English society became radicalized in order to gain the right to vote.

Find out more about the women's suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

Find out more about the women’s suffrage movement. (Credit: YouTube)

It was a time when the traditional role of women was that of wife and mother. Every aspect of their lives was subject to the rule of men. In the film we see how members of the women’s suffrage movement risked everything to achieve an equal place at the table of democracy. Read more

Third-party presidential election candidates as your research topic

For your political science class, consider writing a term paper on independent and third-party candidates who run in the presidential election. Third parties usually don’t win, but they influence the policy debate in the country.

Find out more about third-party candidates here. (Credit: Bruce Plante)

Find out more about third-party candidates here. (Credit: Bruce Plante)

You can write interesting research paper topics on the history of third parties and their influence on the presidential campaign. Read more

Alcatraz prison and Anglin brothers: Criminal justice research topic ideas

So many books and movies have used Alcatraz prison as source material that it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. A new History Channel special looks at the Anglin brothers— John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morriswho escaped from “The Rock” and were believed to have died during their attempt.

Learn more about the Anglin brothers' escape from Alcatraz. (Credit: SFGate.com)

Learn more about the Anglin brothers’ escape from Alcatraz. (Credit: SFGate.com)

But did they? This and other areas connected to the history of prisons in America and this particular prison offer many research paper topics. Read more

Research paper topics: Malala Yousafzai and education in Afghanistan

Education in Afghanistan, particularly for women, has received much scrutiny since the Taliban banned the education of girls when they came to power in 1996. The efforts to fight for girls’ education is behind the amazing story of Malala Yousafzai and the new documentary film, He Named Me Malala, about her.

Learn more about Malala Yousafzai here. (Credit: Torbjorn Kjosvold/FMS)

Learn more about Malala Yousafzai here. (Credit: Torbjorn Kjosvold/FMS)

The fight for female education in Afghanistan or how women can change the future of the country, are some research paper topics to consider. Read more

Research paper topics on gun violence, suicide and preventable deaths

Gun violence has dominated the latest news cycle. While the topic is very controversial, it is ripe with research paper topics to be explored, from the idea that gun deaths are preventable deaths, to how gun dealerships can be better operated to prevent guns from falling into criminal hands.

Learn more about gun violence for your next research paper. (Credit: Getty Images)

Learn more about gun violence for your next research paper. (Credit: Getty Images)

Additionally, a vast majority of gun deaths in the U.S. are suicide, another topic with many avenues of study to explore. Read more