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JCC Library Handouts: Research Topic Ideas

These are simplified handouts with documentation information for students.

Research Topic Ideas

Research Topic Ideas

At a loss for a topic? These suggestions may help you decide. Information on these topics may be available in CQ Researcher, Lexis – Nexis, or our journal article databases.

Abortion
ADHD
Adoption: International/Interracial
Advertising: Does Sex Sell?
Affirmative Action
Afghanistan
Age Discrimination
AIDS: Global Responses
Air Pollution
Airline Regulation
Airport Security
Alcohol Issues
Alternative Energy/Fuels
Alternative Medicine
Americans with Disabilities Act
Antitrust Law
Arts Education
Assisted Suicide
Big Box Stores
Bilingual Education
Biodiversity
Biological Warfare
Birth Control Policy
Casinos
Censorship
Charter Schools
Chemical Weapons
Child Care
Child Obesity
Children's Television
China -Taiwan Relations
Church -State Separation
Cloning
College Tuition Costs
Confederate Symbols
Copyright -Downloading Music
Corporal Punishment
Corporate Subsidies
Crime and Race
Cults
Cyber Politics
Death Penalty
Depletion of the Earth's Resources
Direct Democracy
Disaster Relief
Domestic Violence
Draft/Selective Service
Drug Policy
Drug Testing
Drunk Driving
Education Policy
Education Standards
Elections -Exit Polls
Electoral College
Electric Utility Deregulation
Electronic Privacy
Environmental Protection
European Union
Evolution and Creationism
Exporting American Jobs
Fast Food Health Issues
FDA Drug Approval Process
Federal Reserve System
Food Safety
For-Profit Public Schools
Freedom of Speech
Gambling Addiction
Gangs
Gay Marriage
Gays in the Military
Genetically Engineered Food
Global Warming
Green Marketing/Products
Gulf War Syndrome
Gun Control
Hate Speech
Hazing
Herbal Supplements
HIV Testing
Holocaust Reparations
Home Schooling
Homelessness
Human Trafficking/Slavery
Hunting Restrictions
Identity Theft
Immigration
Income Gap
Insanity Defense
International Monetary Fund
International Terrorism
Internet Regulation
Invasive Species
Iraq War
IRS Reform
Islam
Judicial Activism
Judicial Double Jeopardy
Labor Unions
Learning Disabilities
Legal Services Corporation
Logging in National Forests
Lotteries
Managed Health Care
Mandatory Sentencing
Media Bias
Media Violence
Medical Ethics: Human Trials
Medical Malpractice
Medical Marijuana
Medical Records
Confidentiality
Medicare Reform
Mergers
Middle-East Democracy
Middle-East Peace Process
Military Preparedness
Missile Defense Systems
Morality in America
Music -Warning Labels
Nanotechnology
Narcotics Control
National Park Policy
Northern Ireland
Nuclear Power
Nuclear Proliferation
Nuclear Terrorism
Obesity
Obscenity and Media
Online Education
Organ Allocation/Donation
Parole
Patient's Rights Laws
Population Control
Pornography
Prisoner's Rights
Professional Sports Salaries
Prostitution
Public Housing Reform
Public School Funding
Rainforest Destruction
Reading-Instruction Methods
Religion and Medicine
Religious Symbols
Renewable Energy
Reproductive Technology
Same-Sex Marriage/Parenting
School Safety
School Vouchers
Science in the Courtroom
Search for Extraterrestrial Life
Sexual Harassment
Social Security Reform
Standardized Tests
Stem Cell Research
Steroid Use
Student Athlete Compensation
Student's Rights
Supreme Court
SUV Safety
Sweatshops
Teacher Tenure
Teen Pregnancy
Teen Suicide
Third Party Politics
Torture
U.S. Foreign Policy
Vegetarianism
Victim's Rights
Water Use/Conservation
Welfare Reform
Wetlands Regulations
White Collar Crime
Wildlife
Conservation/Management
Women -College Sports -Title IX
Women in the Military
World Bank