Questia Reading Room: What do you know about ethics?

A popular topic that we oftentimes use on a daily involves ethics. From religion to business to education, there are so many areas you can learn more about.

Check out our next set of reading room books on ethics. (Credit: EFPA)

Check out our next set of reading room books on ethics. (Credit: EFPA)

We are offering an assortment of books on ethics for you to enjoy – FREE for the next month. Read more

Where to Invade Next highlights economics research topics

In the new Michael Moore documentary, Where to Invade Next, the controversial filmmaker examines key differences between economics in the U.S. and other countries, especially in Europe. Many Americans who believe in U.S. superiority may be surprised by the film.

Compare economics of the U.S. and other countries for your research paper. (Credit: The Commonwealth Fund)

Compare economics of the U.S. and other countries for your research paper. (Credit: The Commonwealth Fund)

Our theory of American Exceptionalism leads us to assume that U.S. economics policies are best because they are based on freedom and the strength of the individual. Other countries, however, trend toward a more universal approach to governance and social management. This difference of views would make for an enlightening research paper. Read more

Democratic Socialism and other economics systems for your research paper

On March 9, 2016, Bernie Sanders was declared the Democratic Party winner of the Michigan Primary. The win came as a surprise to most observers who have long cast Hillary Clinton as the foregone Democratic candidate for President. Because of his adherence to Democratic Socialism, even staunch Democrats think that a Sanders win would be unlikely in November.

Find out more about what Democratic Socialism is. (Credit: Bernie Sanders Video)

Find out more about what Democratic Socialism is. (Credit: Bernie Sanders Video)

For his part, Donald Trump relishes the idea of a race against a “communist/socialist maniac.” Clearly, exposing the truth about Democratic Socialism and economic systems would be a very informative research paper. Read more

Topic ideas for art related research papers

Whether you are an art major or filling a requirement, there is a high probability that writing a research paper on art and artists is in your future as a college student.

Find a good art related topic idea here. (Credit: SBU.edu)

Find a good art related topic idea here. (Credit: SBU.edu)

The art world offers a range of ideas that you can gear towards your interests or a specific class, whether that means focusing on art history, specific artistic movements or even one or more famous artists. Read more

Umberto Eco as your literature research paper topic

Most famous for his novel The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco was a well-known novelist who infused his books with his interest in the field of semiotics, in which he was a scholar. He is also among the famous novelists who have died since the beginning of 2015.

Learn more about the late author Umberto Eco. (Credit: ToohoBooks)

Learn more about the late author Umberto Eco. (Credit: ToohoBooks)

Good research paper topics for your modern literature class might include taking a look at Umberto Eco and his work, in honor of his death. You can access many essays on his work selected from peer reviewed journals by starting your research at Questia. Read more

Vaccines and immunizations as good research paper topics

Recently in the news there has been positive and negative stories about vaccines and immunizations. On the good side, a new study has shown that the HPV virus has been reduced significantly due to the HPV vaccine, which was introduced a decade ago.

Find out more about the use of vaccines here. (Credit: Getty)

Find out more about the use of vaccines here. (Credit: Getty)

However in Great Britain, the death of several children due to a meningitis outbreak has raised debate about who is allowed to receive certain vaccines and immunizations and when in that country. Vaccines have become a source of conflict in the last several decades, offering many research paper topics to explore. Read more

Research topic: So you want to be an astronaut?

It’s been 54 years since American astronaut John Glenn became the first American to orbit the earth. But while the space program has had its ups and downs over the last several years, with changes in privatized space travel bringing in companies like the Sierra Nevada Corp to bring cargo to and take it away from the International Space Station, the idea of space travel remains a dream for many.

T.J. O’Malley, astronaut John Glenn and Paul Donnelly in front of the Friendship 7, 1962. (Credit: NASA)

T.J. O’Malley, astronaut John Glenn and Paul Donnelly in front of the Friendship 7, 1962. (Credit: NASA)

So many, in fact, that NASA was shocked by the number of astronaut applications it received when it opened a call for its next class of astronauts. If you are looking for good research paper topics on space travel, the space program, or the privatization of the space industry, consider looking at these research paper topics. Read more

Discuss Benghazi in your next political science research paper

After almost four years, the Benghazi controversy still generates headlines. Last fall, Hillary Clinton testified before Congress yet again about the terrorist attack in Libya. More recently, the release of the movie by Michael Bay, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, once again revived interest in what really happened at the U.S. embassy.

Find out more about the Benghazi controversy in 13 Hours. (Credit: ComingSoon.net)

Find out more about the Benghazi controversy in 13 Hours. (Credit: ComingSoon.net)

The causes that led up to the deaths of four Americans, as well as the aftermath for Libya and the world make intriguing research paper ideas to explore. Read more

The Danish Girl offers gender identity term paper topics

The Danish Girl movie with Eddie Redmayne offers interesting research paper topics on gender identity, transgender surgery and transsexual attitudes in history. The movie is a fictional account of the historical figure Einar Wegener, a Dutch painter. After he dressed as a woman to sit for a portrait painting, he realized that his female persona Lili Elbe was his true form and that he had been incorrectly born as a male.

The real Lili Elbe (right) and actor Eddie Redmayne as Elbe in The Danish Girl movie. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood.com)

The real Lili Elbe (right) and actor Eddie Redmayne as Elbe in The Danish Girl movie. (Credit: HistoryVsHollywood.com)

In the 1930s, he underwent some of the first gender reassignment surgeries. He died after one of the operations due to organ rejection. Here are some term paper topics based on the movie. Read more

Zika virus, microcephaly and Guillain-Barre as medical research topics

For issues of diseases and disorders, there are interesting research paper topics on the current outbreak of the Zika virus. Zika is transmitted through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. So far, the virus is affecting people in Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

Find out more about the Zika virus. (Credit: James Gathany, CDC)

Find out more about the Zika virus. (Credit: James Gathany, CDC)

Zika virus symptoms are flu-like: fever, joint pain, a rash and conjunctivitis of the eyes, and lasting about a week. However it has also been linked to the birth defect microcephaly and the rare Guillain-Barre syndrome. Read more