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Hot Topics for Research


If you are having trouble picking out a topic for your research, try using one of the topics below. The library has online articles for all these topics and many print (book) sources as well.

9/11 Attacks

Abortion

Abortion: Late-Term/Partial-Birth

Abortion: Parental Consent

Activism

Addiction

Adoption

Advertising

Affirmative Action

Afghan War

Agricultural Subsidies

Agriculture Industry

AIDS

Air Pollution

Airport Security

Al Qaeda

Alcohol and Tobacco Advertising

Alcoholism

Alternative Medicine

Alzheimer's Disease

American Housing Collapse

Amnesty

Animal Experimentation

Animal Rights

Antibiotics

Arab-Israeli Conflict

Arms Trade

Artificial Intelligence

Assisted Suicide

Atheism

Athletes and Sports

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism

Banking Crisis

Bilingual Education

Bioethics

Bioterrorism

Birth control

Body Image

Body Piercing and Tattooing

Book Banning

Bullying

Campaign Finance Reform

Cancer

Capital Punishment

Capitalism

Carbon Offsets

Censorship

Central Intelligence Agency

Child Abuse

Child Labor

Child Welfare

Childhood Obesity

Children of Divorced Parents

China

Church and State

Civil Rights

Cloning

Coal

Concealed Weapons

Conspiracy Theories

Consumer Debt

Consumerism

Cosmetic Surgery

Creationism

Crime

Cuba

Cults

Cyberbullying

Cybercrime

Democracy

Divorce

DNA Technology and Crime

Domestic Terrorism

Domestic Violence

Doomsday Scenarios

Drinking (Alcoholic Beverages)

Drug Abuse

Drug Legalization

Drug Trafficking

Drugs and Athletes

Drunk Driving

Eating Disorders

Education

Egyptian Revolution

Elderly Issues

Electronic Voting

Emigration and Immigration

Employment

Endangered Species

Energy Crisis

Environmentalism

Espionage and Intelligence

Evolution

Executive Compensation

Extremism

Federal Budget Deficit

Feminism

Flu Pandemics

Food Safety

Free Trade

Freedom of Speech

Gambling

Gangs

Gay Parents

Gays in the Military

Genetic Disorders

Genetic Engineering

Genetically Modified Food

Genocide

Global Warming

Globalization

Government Bailouts of Private Industry

Ground Zero Mosque

Gun Control

Guns and Violence Monopolies

Hate Crimes

Health Care Issues

Health Insurance

Homelessness

Homeschooling

Homosexuality

Human Rights

Human Trafficking

Hunting

Identity Theft

Illegal Immigrants

India

Insurance Companies

International Adoption

Internet

Interracial Adoption

Interracial Marriage

Iran

Iraq

Iraq Wars

Islamic Fundamentalism

Israel

Japan

Judicial Activism

Junk Food

Juvenile Drug Abuse

Juvenile Offenders

Labor Unions

Latin America

Local Food Movement

Marijuana

Mass Media

Media Bias

Media Violence

Medical Care

Medical Ethics

Medical Marijuana

Medicare

Mental Disorders

Mental Health

Middle Class

Middle East

Middle East Peace Process

Military Deployment

Minimum Wage

Mobile Phones

Muslim Women

National Security

Native American Casinos

Natural Disasters

North Korea

Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Safety

Nuclear Weapons

Nutrition

Obesity

Oceans

Offshore Drilling

Online Education

Online Gambling

Online Music Trading

Online Pornography

Online Social Networks

Organ Transplantation

Organic Food

Outsourcing

Pacifism

Pakistan

Paranormal Phenomena

Patriot Act 2001

Peer Pressure

Pharmaceutical Industry

Political Corruption

Pollution

Popular Culture

Population Growth

Pornography

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Poverty

Prescription Drugs

Presidential Election Process

Prisons

Privacy

Prostitution

Race Relations

Racism

Rap (Music)

Rape

Recycling

Religious Issues

Renewable Energy

Reproductive Technology

Right of Privacy

Right to Bear Arms

Same-Sex Marriage

School Reform

School Uniforms

School Violence

Seat Belts

Sex Education

Sexting

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Slavery Reparations

Smoking

Social Justice

Social Security

Socialism

South Korea

Space Exploration

Special Education and Learning Disabilities

Standardized Testing

Stem Cells

Student Loans

Student Rights

Suicide

Supreme Court

Sweatshops

Taliban

The Tea Party Movement

Technology and Society

Teenage Pregnancy

Teenage Sexual Behavior

Television

Terminal Care

Terrorism

Texting While Driving

Title IX

Torture

U.S. Armed Forces

Underage Drinking

Unemployment

United Nations

United States Foreign Relations

Vaccines

Vegetarianism

Video Games

War Crimes

Water Pollution

Welfare Reform

White-Collar Crime

WikiLeaks

Women's Rights

Working Women

World Trade Organization

Zero Tolerance Policies