Guide to finding a mentor for college students

College students know how full their lives are—classes, friends, socializing, maybe even working. Your days are pretty packed. But at some point you have to start thinking beyond college. What will you do for a career? How will you accomplish all your goals?

A mentor will help with student success in college. (Credit: Purdue.edu)

A mentor will help with student success in college. (Credit: Purdue.edu)

Finding a mentor can help you reach your goals and provide a wealth of career information. Read on for a guide to picking the best mentor for you. Read more

Celebrating Black History month—Top 10 African American scientists and inventors

Many scientific achievements that have changed our lives can be traced back to African American scientists and inventors. Black History month offers an opportunity to draw attention to these innovators and their work.

Learn more about African American innovators, such as George Washington Carver, for your next research paper.

Learn more about African American innovators, such as George Washington Carver, for your next research paper.

Although not a comprehensive record of the extensive number of African American men and women who have shaped technology and science, here is a top 10 list to start in your search for more information. Read more

Bulfinch’s mythology is an engaging research paper topic on ancient stories

Are you fascinated by the myths and legends of the ancient world such as gods and goddesses, medieval battles and victories, or knights in shining armor?

Discuss Bulfinch's Mythology for your next research paper on ancient stories. (Credit: Domahoka)

Discuss Bulfinch’s Mythology for your next research paper on ancient stories. (Credit: Domahoka)

If yes, the creation of the Bulfinch’s Mythology may be something you want to learn and write about. Read more

Research topic: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in Selma

Selma, the movie, the recently released film inspired by the events of the Civil Rights Movement as led by Martin Luther King Jr., not only offers a chance to reflect back on the history of segregation in the U.S., but also is an opportunity to address the continuing racial inequality our nation struggles with.

Scene from Selma movie with Martin Luther King Jr. and supporters. (Credit: Hive Society)

Scene from Selma movie with Martin Luther King Jr. and supporters. (Credit: Hive Society)

However, the film has come under scrutiny, even before its release, as to how accurately it portrays the historical events it is based upon. Read more

International education: Good research paper topics

For your education research paper, consider writing good research paper topics about education in different countries around the world.

Compare American and international education for your research paper. (Credit: Joerg Sarbach/AP Photo)

Compare American and international education for your research paper. (Credit: Joerg Sarbach/AP Photo)

Here are some term paper topics that discuss education in America versus in other countries around the world, international education, study abroad, and education in Japan and Finland. Read more

Research paper topic: Terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo

The January 7, 2015, terrorist attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris has left that city and country reeling. Known for being left leaning and anti-clerical, Charlie Hebdo had previously published several Muhammad cartoons that incensed some Muslims.

A tribute of flowers and candles in the shape of a heart is set up at Place de la Republique in Paris in memory of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, on Jan. 7, 2015 in Paris. (Credit: David Chour—Demotix/Corbis)

A tribute of flowers and candles in the shape of a heart is set up at Place de la Republique in Paris in memory of the victims of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack, on Jan. 7, 2015 in Paris. (Credit: David Chour—Demotix/Corbis)

The massacre of 12 employees has received ongoing coverage in the news as the search for the suspects continued. For your next criminal justice or media related research paper, consider discussing the recent terrorist attack on French magazine, Charlie Hebdo. Read more

Term paper topics from Exodus: Gods and Kings

The holiday epic Bible movie, Exodus: Gods and Kings, from over-the-top director Ridley Scott, offers good research paper topics. The Hollywood movie tells the story of the Hebrew Moses who entreats Pharaoh Ramses to let the 600,000 slaves in Egypt leave as free people.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" retells the story of Moses. (Credit: Screen Rant)

“Exodus: Gods and Kings” retells the story of Moses. (Credit: Screen Rant)

You could write term paper topics on the scientific explanations of the plagues and on the casting decisions Hollywood movie producers make to garner large audiences. Read more

Anthropology news for your research paper

There is always new research being done in the vast field of anthropology and many resources for learning more about it.

Anthropology offers many fascinating research topic ideas. (Credit: anthropology-news.org)

Anthropology offers many fascinating research topic ideas. (Credit: anthropology-news.org)

Here are some recent discoveries and research in cultural anthropology that might make good research paper topics. Read more

Religion and society research paper ideas

Possible research paper ideas for religion and society abound. Ideas range from creation myths of the religions of the world to women pastors and women clergy. You’ll be challenged to settle on just one idea for your next research paper.

There is a wide variety of content available to cover for your religion research paper. (Credit: The Vermillion)

There is a wide variety of content available to cover for your religion research paper. (Credit: The Vermillion)

Look at the news stories and you’ll see the ongoing debate within Christianity about what is creationism and intelligent design. Fortunately there are plenty of resources to help you research and write your paper. Read more

Government research topic on Hong Kong protests

The ongoing Hong Kong protests for free elections have brought attention to the conflict between the Chinese government and the pro-democracy movement. Although Hong Kong has been under the rule of mainland China for 17 years now, the student protesters are upset about China’s interference in upcoming elections.

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan, Getty Images)

Protesters clash with police in Hong Kong. (Credit: Anthony Kwan, Getty Images)

What started as peaceful demonstrations in the city have turned increasingly violent as the government has vowed not to budge and the protesters have escalated their efforts. Read more