Category Archives: Reference

National Security Agency (NSA) violated personal privacy rules more than 2700 times audit finds

In June 2013 Americans first learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) engages in programs that violate the personal privacy of U. S. citizens. Ever since, President Obama has made efforts to persuade citizens that any such programs are conducted …

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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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University library redesign — shaping the future of research and learning

Is the university library going the way of the dodo? As with all things, change is a given, and today’s modern technologies have been impacting the way higher education conducts its learning and research. But that doesn’t mean that libraries …

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The Wolverine movie and history books: Nagasaki atomic bomb

We recently passed the 68th anniversary of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki atomic bombs dropped in Japan during World War II. You might not be looking for historical context in a summer blockbuster like The Wolverine movie, but the story begins when the …

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Prince George, future king of England: Choosing a royal baby name

All parents have important decisions to make when choosing baby names, but for parents like Kate Middleton and Prince William, whose son will one day be the king of England, there’s far greater pressure to get it right. Young Prince …

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Write with authority using Questia’s research tutorials

Have you checked out Questia’s Research Tutorials yet? The self-study research tutorials are designed to guide you through the steps of persuasive writing. Offering a virtual library of lesson plans, the tutorials provide tips and guidelines so you can write …

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Citing sources: Tips and tools for citing APA style or MLA style with confidence

Writing a research paper includes many detailed tasks. From choosing your topic to citing sources, there are skills and challenges to be mastered and demonstrated. Whether it’s APA style or MLA style, citing relevant sources in your paper is key …

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The future of college newspapers: Print or online?

When you want to read about the latest news on campus, where do you turn? Do you go online in search of the news or do you pick up a printed copy on the way to class? Perhaps your college …

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So you want to be an architect? Study architecture books and articles on Frank Lloyd Wright, Medieval, Islamic, and Renaissance architectural styles

In celebration of 2013’s National Architecture Week, Questia is promoting a portion of its archive devoted to architecture books and articles for undergraduates pursuing architectural studies. Top architects continue to command major media attention and Toyo Ito, a Japanese architect, …

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Studying Mexican history: From the ancient Maya to revolution and modern day independence

Mexican history spans more than two millennia and with it, a rich exploration into the mixing of different native Indian cultures, including those of the Olmecs, Toltecs, Aztecs, along with the native Spanish, who invaded Mexico in 1519 and later …

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