Category Archives: Literature

Brainstorm current trends for term paper research topics

Get a head start on your term paper by browsing websites and news outlets for current trends. To help you decide, here are some sources for research topics and some ideas for term paper subjects, for each field of study. …

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Short story author Alice Munro one of 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Awards are nothing new for short story author Alice Munro, but with the announcement of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize Winners, the Canadian short story writer of 14 collections adds yet another accolade to her resume. Writers and readers have …

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Top recommended books for research papers by field of study

As you settle back into your course work after midterms, you should begin thinking of research topics for final term papers. Here are some suggestions for top recommended books in various college majors. Some are classic books in the field …

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Ideas for finding good research topics for your religion research paper

Planning your next religion research paper is as easy as typing religion into Google and waiting for it to spit out some brilliant suggestion, right? Well not exactly. There is an art, and no small amount of skill, to tracking …

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William Shakespeare and Toni Morrison top authors on college reading lists

An analysis of Questia’s data on 438 literature assignments in 143 courses in 30 colleges and universities across the United States has identified the top 10 authors on campus in 2013. Nine are dead, nine are white, seven are European, …

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Banned Books Week highlights censorship vs freedom of the press in modern literature

Sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and others, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information, free speech and modern literature. The First Amendment to the United States Constitution says that Congress will pass …

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New J. D. Salinger biography and documentary promise new works by the reclusive author

J. D. Salinger is nearly as famous for his reclusive lifestyle, shunning press and fans of his relatively few titles, as he is for creating the influential narrator Holden Caulfield of Catcher in the Rye. If you’ve already read through …

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Adult illiteracy focus of National Literacy month – How can you help?

Rates of adult illiteracy in the United States still fall into double digits. Such high statistics will provide food for thought during September when we will celebrate National Literacy Month. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 19% of high …

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Honoring Confucius Day with free reading from Questia

Confucius (551–479 B.C.E.) was one of several intellectuals who started questioning the meaning of life and the role of the gods and the spirits, according to the Macmillan Encyclopedia. During the Warring States Period, Confucius developed a system of ethics …

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Good research topic ideas and tips for writing a psychology term paper

Writing a term paper forces you to bring together many skills that you are learning in your classes. First you will need to research topic ideas and then narrow your focus to one main idea. When writing a psychology term …

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