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Literary fiction: Good research paper topics

With a wide range of themes, literary fiction offers many research topics.

With a wide range of themes, literary fiction offers many research topics.

Students of literary fiction looking for good research paper topics have many choices. The field has a diverse range of themes and genres, such as women’s studies, folklore, mysteries, theatrical and drama, popular fiction, science fiction, African American fiction and many more. Here are some tips for choosing a topic and conducting research.

Many genres of literary fiction 

Romantic literature – One of the many areas of research in literary fiction is romantic literature, which focuses on poetry, novels and travel writing created between the 1780s and 1820s. Elizabeth A. Bohls remarked in her book “Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies,” 2013, “In three decades, the study of Romantic literature has changed dramatically. Read more

Research paper topics for gender and women’s studies issues

Portrait of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Cdr. Maurice Constant, USNR photographer)

Portrait of Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins. (Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Cdr. Maurice Constant, USNR photographer)

The field of gender and women’s studies covers a wide range of possible research paper topics. Unless your professor defines the direction for your paper, your first challenge will be to decide on how to focus your topic. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started on your women’s studies research paper.

Start at Questia

A good place to start narrowing your scope is at Questia, the Internet’s largest online library. At Questia you’ll find millions of full-text books and articles. All of the resources at Questia are the kind of authentic research and writing that your professors like to see as sources for your papers. Every source is rock-solid information that you can use. What’s more, Questia’s research tutorials will help you to plan, organize, cite and write your paper. Read more

Free reading on the most influential women in world history: Honoring Women of Achievement Month

Queen Elizabeth 1

Queen Elizabeth 1

In honor of September’s Women of Achievement Month, we at Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, have released a list of the top five most researched women throughout history. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve opened up our library to make reference works on each influential woman free for a whole month. Enjoy!

  1. Queen Elizabeth 1, Queen of England: Queen Elizabeth 1 is notably one of the most intriguing and influential women of her time. She was so influential, in fact, that it is the “Elizabethan Age that bears her name and was best noted for achievements in the arts and exploration of new lands” (Gilberd ix). Queen Elizabeth took the throne in a very vulnerable time in Britain’s history. Read more

Honoring the ten most studied female painters this Women’s History Month

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (© Lola Alvarez Bravo, Vicente Wolf Photography Collection/AP Photo)

In honor of Women’s History Month, we at  Questia have released a list of our library’s top ten most studied female painters, and made the following reference works on each of them available for free this month! Visit our topic page on women artists for additional research.

  1. Frida KahloBorn in 1907 in Coyoacán, Mexico, Frida Kahlo painted her first self-portrait Self-Portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress one year after sustaining serious injuries in a streetcar accident. Later in life, she was awarded the National Prize of Arts and Sciences by the Education Ministry. [Sánchez, Cynthia A. “2: Latin American Women Artists.” Women Artists of Color: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook to 20th Century Artists in the Americas. Ed. Phoebe Farris. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999. 125-230. Questia. Web. 20 Mar. 2012.] Read more