Discover historical aspects of “Unbroken” for your research paper

Some people’s lives are simply bigger than others. Louis Zamperini may just be the poster child for this. Director Angelina Jolie has made his harrowing tale of World War II survival, documented in the nonfiction bestseller Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, into a film.

Consider discussing "Unbroken" for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

Consider discussing “Unbroken” for your next research paper. (Credit: Barnabas Piper)

The book, the film and the man’s life offer a range of research topics to consider, from the historical aspects surrounding the war to the psychological repercussions in terms of post-traumatic stress. Read more

Six good psychology research topics for college students

You don’t need to feel like a rat in a maze to find good psychology research topics for college students. Questia, your online research library and paper writing resource, contains thousands of scholarly articles and books.

Psychology has many topics to choose from for a research paper. (Credit: Psychology Schools)

Psychology has many topics to choose from for a research paper. (Credit: Psychology Schools)

Psychology encompasses a broad and continuous study of the mind, tracing back from ancient civilization through modern day today. This complex study has grown throughout the years covering numerous subjects of science that are categorized in six major branches. Below are brief descriptions of each one to help you find a research topic that interests you. Read more

Research topics: Civil rights leaders around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries

Civil rights movement in South Africa.

Civil rights movement in South Africa.

During this Black History Month, focus is on the Civil Rights leaders in the American South. But the struggle for civil rights is fought by many people in many countries worldwide, from Nelson Mandela in South Africa to Mahatma Gandhi in India to Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar. Here is only a sample of the people who fought for civil rights around the world in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013) is one of the most renowned civil rights leaders in the world. In South Africa he campaigned for the end of apartheid, the government mandate that segregated blacks and whites. Read more

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.

For more advice on choosing a topic, Cengage Learning’s “Business Resources for Students” says to ask yourself: “Can the subject be properly covered? Consider whether you can adequately explore the subject in the number of pages you are allowed. …You may not have enough information to fill a longer paper if your subject is defined too narrowly.” Read more

Top recommended books for research papers by field of study

Heading to a local library is a great start to finding the perfect book for your research.

Heading to a local library is a great start to finding the perfect book for your research.

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 of study, some are required reading and some are suggestions for popular titles. Everyone has their favorite books in their field, but here are some more to add to your library. Don’t forget to visit Questia’s library resource pages for suggestions for each category. Read more

Writing research papers: Tips and good topics for a sociology research paper

Logo sociologyWriting research papers may seem like a challenge but it’s really an opportunity to explore whatever topic you like. Topics for a sociology research paper can range from systems of government to historical subjects such as the labor movement in America. Whatever your major, there is a way to tie it in with sociology. Instead of feeling as if your assignment is a waste of time, you can use it as a way to delve deeper into your chosen field.

Sociology research paper topics

With such a huge subject, how do you begin to do your research? Taking a look at Questia is a good start. Read more

Good research paper topics and tips for writing a political science research paper

Are you facing the task of finding good research paper topics for a political science research paper? It’s always a good idea to begin by asking your professor for guidelines on how to approach your subject and format your paper—if they don’t already appear in the course syllabus. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you find your focus, discover the best sources and track down tools you can use to help you get your paper done in record time.

Research paper topics

Political science is one of those areas of study that covers a very wide area. Do yourself a favor: narrow down your topic to something manageable. Read more

Hackers target New York Times and China — Will cyber attacks increase?

Cyber attacks increaseThe last month has not been good for the Internet, with the websites of several major news organizations, including CNN, being hacked as well as most recently the sites of the New York Times and Twitter. But what is bad for online media just shows the growing power of hackers around the world. The attacks have also included a large part of the Internet in China during late August, in what is being called that country’s largest ever hack. The subjects of cyber attacks and security breaches are perfect research topics for your next computer science or technology course. Read on to learn more about computer hackers targeting the New York Times, CNN, Twitter, and more. Read more

Cracking the kraken mystery: Japanese scientists film giant squid in its natural habitat

Giant squid

Giant squid photo by NASA 1999

It was once thought to be impossible, but the giant squid video released January 7, 2012 by the Discovery Channel and Japan’s National Science Museum showed that humans could actually capture film of the elusive creature in its natural habitat. In December, Discovery made the announcement that Japanese scientists had captured footage of the creature thought to have inspired the kraken of Greek Mythology, popularized in recent films such as Clash of the Titans. Read more

Questia’s Citation Showdown Contest: Enter your bibliography for a chance to win part of $2000 in prizes!

Citation Showdown PrizesWith numerous essays and exams piling up, the end of the semester is typically a challenging time for students. Whether the paper is on Ancient Greece or William Shakespeare, a quality research paper includes multiple sources, all of which must be properly cited. However, locating the information necessary for citations can be difficult.  To help motivate students to properly cite their research work, Questia, the premier online research and paper writing resource is conducting a nationwide search for the best and most correct use of citations in a research paper.

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