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Cover the vaccination debate for your next research paper

During the month of January 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked 102 cases of measles reported across 14 states. This measles outbreak is a cause for concern because so many cases were reported in such a short time compared to previous years. In 2014, a record 644 cases of measles were recorded from 27 states. That was the greatest number of cases since the year 2000.

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

It is now possible to receive a free vaccination in some areas. (Credit: About the MMR Vaccine)

The fear of a severe outbreak has reignited the vaccination debate and the question of personal choice in the use of vaccines. As the story continues to unfold, it makes for a good research paper topic. Read more

How to get started and stay motivated writing a research paper

It has happened to all of us—you have to write a research paper, but the topic, or the class, is something you hate. So how to get started and stay motivated when writing that research paper?

There are some tips and tricks that will help you blast through your dreaded task, hopefully with flying colors. Read more

International law: Canadian court says assisted suicide ban is unconstitutional

College students can find good research paper topics for their international law class from the recent decision by Canada’s Supreme Court declaring the country’s ban on physician assisted suicide for the terminally ill as unconstitutional.

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

Discuss assisted suicide in international law for your next research paper. (Credit: Tipping the scales)

You can write term paper topics on recent Supreme Court decisions, the pro and con debate about the right-to-die, the medical establishment’s views on doctor assisted suicide and need for better palliative care, and Quebec’s new end-of-life law. Read more

Research paper topic: Early onset Alzheimer’s disease

When you’re looking for a research paper topic related to medical issues, early onset Alzheimer’s disease may not be the first idea that comes to mind. But the new film, Still Alice, may cause you to reconsider. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Julianne Moore in the title role of Alice Howland.

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer's disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The hit film Still Alice shows the impacts of early onset Alzheimer’s disease. (Credit: HitFix)

The film shows how Alice’s diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s impacted both her and her family. With stunning performances from the cast, which includes Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, Still Alice carries a real emotional punch. Read more

Paddington Bear and children’s literature for your research paper

For good research paper topics for your children’s literature or film studies class, consider writing about the popularity and process of converting classic and contemporary children’s books into film. The recent Paddington Bear movie is the newest entry, following a trend set by Where the Wild Things Are, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlotte’s Web and more contemporary fare like Coraline, How to Train Your Dragon and The Secret World of Arrietty.

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Paddington Bear and creator Michael Bond. (Credit: Felicity McCabe)

Term paper topics could be to write about the production of children’s movies based on popular literature. Read more

The latest news on the climate change debate for your research paper

On Thursday, January 15, 2015, Pope Francis joined the climate change debate. The pope stated that, contrary to climate change skeptics, he believes that climate change is man made for the most part. It’s hard to not notice how global temperature continues to rise. In fact, 2014 was the hottest year since 1880.

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

See how climate change affects temperature difference from 2014. (Credit: Washington Post)

Climate change can be a good starting point for a research paper. It will allow you to explore greenhouse gases, the greenhouse effect, rising sea levels and the social and political impacts of climate change. Read more

Let The Theory of Everything inspire your next science research paper

Released in the fall of 2014, the Stephen Hawking biography film, The Theory of Everything, is getting renewed interest due to its academy award nominations. Directed by James Marsh, Theory tells the story of the romance between theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane Wilde Hawking.

The Stephen Hawking drama, The Theory of Everything, would make a great topic for your research paper. (Credit: Variety)

The Stephen Hawking drama, The Theory of Everything, would make a great topic for your research paper. (Credit: Variety)

The script, which was adapted from Jane Hawking’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, depicts how the couple met, married and dealt with Stephen’s struggle to fulfill his destiny as a scientist despite the challenge of dealing with a motor neuron disease. Read more

Theories of personality and emotion: Good research paper topics

Personality and emotion is an area of psychological study that deals with the social behavior of individuals based on their intrapersonal factors. Personality has been defined as a pattern of behavior and goals developed over time, while emotion is an integration of feelings and wants at one particular time.

Personality and emotion offer many interesting research topics. (Credit: Sevae Unplugged)

Personality and emotion offer many interesting research topics. (Credit: Sevae Unplugged)

For your psychology class, here are some interesting research paper topics on the theories of personality and emotion. Read more

Celebrate Black history month for your next research paper

February is Black History Month when we celebrate the events in history related to the accomplishments of African Americans. These events include the contributions to American culture from musicians, inventors, writers, athletes and civil rights leaders.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

There are many historical figures you can discuss with Black history.

What began as a week of celebration in 1926, later evolved as a national month of recognition. Black History month is also celebrated in other countries such as Canada. If you’re looking for good research paper topics you’ll want to check out the Black History timeline. Read more

Archaeology news and discoveries for your term paper

The top archaeological discoveries of 2014 would make some good research paper topics for your archaeology class. You could write about the new digital maps made at Stonehenge or the origins of Buddhism.

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

There are many interesting topics you can cover on archaeology. (Credit: Mark Godfrey)

Another good term paper topic from today’s archaeology news is the difficulty in recreating an authentic “Paleo diet.” Here are some other interesting research paper topics. Read more