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Economic theory: Consult academic journals for relevant topics

Economic theory can help show you the right model for the current and future market. (Credit: Jon Berkely)

Economic theory can help show you the right model for the current and future market. (Credit: Jon Berkely)

For good research paper topics for your economic theory course, consult academic journals, search the Internet and read scholarly articles for relevant topics in today’s study of economic theory and modeling. Do today’s economic models work? Should modeling reflect expectations of the market? Should the field of economics be overhauled in the wake of the economic crisis of 2008? These are some topics to consider for your economics term paper.

Economic models that reflect expectation

One topic could be to write about economic modeling versus expectations. In the wake of the global financial crisis, some economists think macroeconomic theory and policy should focus not only on the analysis of monetary policy rules but also on decisions about individual policy actions. Read more

Good research paper topics in religion and sociology

Religion and sociology are a combination of disciplines ripe for good research paper topics. Religion, with its many distinct types and practitioners, plays an important role in many people’s lives, as well as in social, economic, political and educational issues. Some examples are religion as a public institution, the influence of Pope Francis or diversity in congregations. For your religion and sociology term paper, search the Internet for academic journals, religion databases and sociology blogs.

Pope Francis makes for a good religion and sociology research topic. (Credit: Valdrin Xhemaj /EPA /LANDOV)

Pope Francis makes for a good religion and sociology research topic. (Credit: Valdrin Xhemaj /EPA /LANDOV)

De-centralizing the sociology of religion

For religion and society topics for your term paper, check out the Questia database of books, journals and newspaper articles. Read more

20th and 21st century philosophy: Good research paper topics

Philosophy studies the ideas of knowledge, truth and nature. (Credit: Studio5)

Philosophy studies the ideas of knowledge, truth and nature. (Credit: Studio5)

Here are some tips for college students looking for good research paper topics for a philosophy major. You can use effective search terms and keywords to search the Internet for primary and secondary sources such as a scholarly article, a university’s philosophy department website, philosophy databases or online books.

Approaching a philosophy paper

According to Harvard University’s Department of Philosophy: “Philosophy is the systematic and critical study of fundamental questions that arise both in everyday life and through the practice of other disciplines.” It encompasses a wide variety of subjects. Because it is not science, it doesn’t rely on provable facts or research.

For your research paper, you will need to have an opinion on an issue and argue your case in a clear and logical manner. Read more

What is SEO and why is it important for research?

Be careful when clicking the "I'm feeling lucky" button when searching on Google. (Credit: greyloch)

Be careful when clicking the “I’m feeling lucky” button when searching on Google. (Credit: greyloch)

Searching for good research paper topics online is a lot like searching the library. You first need to know what you’re looking for. SEO, which stands for “search engine optimization,” means getting the most out of using search engines, like Google, Bing and Yahoo, to use your keywords to find appropriate business, history or science articles and books in the bazillion-byte world of the vast Internet. When you search the Internet, you want to find what you’re looking for as quickly as possible. Read more