Discuss the underground railroad saving Yazidi women from ISIS in your research paper

A new Frontline documentary shares the story of an underground railroad created to save the Yazidi women. Called Escaping ISIS, the film focuses on how these women and girls, who live in northern Iraq, are being enslaved and tortured by Islamic militants.

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

Learn how an underground railroad is saving Yazidi women in this documentary. (Credit: PBS)

For your next religion based research paper, consider discussing the documentary and how it will help the Yazidi women escape ISIS. Read more

Research topic: Was the Chattanooga shooting a terrorist attack?

Four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Officer are dead after shooting suspect Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two military centers in Tennessee on July 16, 2015. The suspected shooter also was killed in the Chattanooga shooting.

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

Answers unfold on whether the shooting in Chattanooga was a terrorist attack. (Credit: Fox 8)

So far authorities have not indicated that Abdulazeez was affiliated with a terrorist group, and many are wondering if this was a terrorist attack or a more random act of violence. Read more

Research topic on El Chapo and the war on drugs

The leader of the Sinaloa Cartel, Joaquín Guzmán Loera (otherwise known as El Chapo), escaped from a high-security prison in Mexico via an underground tunnel on July 11, 2015. This is not the first time the head of the Mexican drug cartel has found a way to free himself from jail.

How will El Chapo's prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

How will El Chapo’s prison escape affect the War on Drugs? (Credit: KXWT.org)

El Chapo, which is Spanish for Shorty, previously escaped from prison in 2001, possibly in a laundry cart. What does this mean for the War on Drugs? Read more

How stress affects college students and what to do about it

Stress among college students continues to grow, and different students cope with stress in campus life in several ways. For proper student health, students and their counselors should learn to identify the cause of stress and devise appropriate stress relief techniques.

Find out how to best cope with stress in college. (Credit: The Dolly Lammy)

Find out how to best cope with stress in college. (Credit: The Dolly Lammy)

Whether you are someone experiencing extreme amounts of stress during college or know someone who is, the below tips give everyone the chance to live a happy, healthy college life. Read more

Discuss the rise of Boko Haram in your next research paper

Boko Haram continued their campaign of terror on part of Africa, with another bombing in Nigeria in recent days. Suicide bombers attacked a village near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, while other members of the ISIS terrorist group shot and killed people in raids across Nigeria.

Discuss Boko Haram in your next research paper. (Credit: Reuters)

Discuss Boko Haram in your next research paper. (Credit: Reuters)

If you are looking for research paper topics in current events or for an African studies class, consider looking into the recent violent events that contributed to the rise of Boko Haram. Read more

Controversial research topics: Institutional racism in America

When President Obama was elected to office in 2009, many politicos proclaimed that racism in America had come to an end. But the President himself recently appeared on a radio show where he used the “N” word to emphasize the point that institutional discrimination and racism are still going strong.

President Barack Obama used the n-word to make a point about the reality of racism in America during an interview. (Credit: CNN)

President Barack Obama used the n-word to make a point about the reality of racism in America during an interview. (Credit: CNN)

In your search for controversial topics for your next research paper, take a look at institutional racism in America. Read more

U.S. incarceration rates and criminal punishment for your criminal justice term paper

Criminal punishment, incarceration rates by race, the role of rehabilitation, and the high rate of the mentally ill in prison all offer many good research paper topics.

Find out how the U.S. incarceration rate is highest in the world. (Credit: Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)

Find out how the U.S. incarceration rate is highest in the world. (Credit: Shannon Stapleton, Reuters)

For your term paper you could discuss how the U.S. imprisons more people than any other country, measures to reduce the prison population, race disparity in the U.S. criminal justice system or psychological treatment for mentally ill prisoners. Read more

The Confederate flag and Charleston shooting as your research topic

More than 100 years after the conclusion of the Civil War, some still see the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride, while others are very clear that it is nothing but a reminder of past, and present, racism. The Charleston shooting has people across the nation asking, once again, if the Confederate flag should still be flown over the South Carolina State House.

The Confederate flag waving near the dome of the South Carolina Capitol building. (Credit: Sean Rayford, Getty Images)

The Confederate flag waving near the dome of the South Carolina Capitol building. (Credit: Sean Rayford, Getty Images)

If you are looking for a research paper topic for an American History or African American studies course, consider following the news on this developing debate. 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