100 Research Topic Guides for Students

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How to Use This Book

100 Research Topic Guides for Students was developed to facilitate a smooth interface between the student and the library, to reduce the level of frustration often encountered when students try to locate information without understanding the system, and to encourage in-depth use of the library that will help to ensure successful results. With the use of a Research Topic Guide, the student is introduced to the library in microcosm and is exposed to the full scope of possible materials to be tapped. Each Guide serves not only as a map to library resources but as an outline to library research procedures.

Students coming to the library to do research have varying needs. Some have a research project to do but have not yet selected a topic. Others have been assigned a specific topic and need resources to obtain information on that topic. Some from the latter group will need to refine or narrow the scope of their chosen topic.


RESEARCH TOPIC GUIDE FORMAT AND RATIONALE

An understanding of the format and intent of the Research Topic Guides is necessary for the librarian to effectively assist the student in their use. Following is a brief analysis of each section, with comments as to rationale.


Topic

Although student assignments vary considerably within subject area and grade level, there is a recognizable pattern to assignments, as all experienced librarians know. This pattern corresponds to local curriculum requirements,

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction xiii
  • How to Use This Book xv
  • I - Science and Technology Research Topic Guides 1
  • Acid Rain 2
  • Alternative Medicine 4
  • Dna Fingerprinting 6
  • Earthquakes 8
  • Electromagnetic Fields (emfs)—health Aspects 10
  • Genetic Engineering 12
  • Greenhouse Effect 14
  • Hazardous Wastes 16
  • The Internet 18
  • Mysterious Circles and Other Ancient Curiosities 20
  • Oceanography 22
  • Ozone Depletion 24
  • Quarks 26
  • Rain Forest Destruction 28
  • Unidentified Flying Objects (ufos) 30
  • Virtual Reality 32
  • Volcanoes 34
  • II - Social Issues Research Topic Guides 37
  • Abortion 38
  • Affirmative Action 40
  • Aging 42
  • Aids (acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) 44
  • Animal Experimentation 46
  • Assisted Suicide 48
  • Capital Punishment 50
  • Censorship 52
  • Child Abuse 54
  • Creationism Versus Evolution 56
  • Cults 58
  • Drugs and Athletes 60
  • Eating Disorders 62
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome 64
  • Gambling—moral and Ethical Aspects 66
  • Gays in the Military 68
  • Generation X 70
  • Glass Ceiling 72
  • Gun Control 74
  • Hate Crimes 76
  • Home Schooling 78
  • The Homeless 80
  • Hunting 82
  • Learning Disabilities 84
  • Legal Rights of Teenagers 86
  • Medical Ethics 88
  • Near-Death Experiences 90
  • New Age Movement 92
  • Police Brutality 94
  • Post–traumatic Stress Disorder 96
  • Prison Reform 98
  • Privatization of Schools 100
  • Psychological Aspects of Advertising 102
  • Rock Music Lyrics—moral and Ethical Aspects 104
  • Sexual Harassment 106
  • Single-Sex Schools 108
  • Teenage Pregnancy 110
  • Teenage Suicide 112
  • Television and Its Effects on Youth 114
  • Terrorism 116
  • Tobacco Industry 118
  • Vegetarianism 120
  • Violence in the Schools 122
  • Welfare Reform 124
  • Women Clergy 126
  • Youth Gangs 128
  • III - Social Studies Research Topic Guides 131
  • Assassination of President John F. Kennedy 132
  • Civil Rights Movement 134
  • Conclusion of the Cold War 136
  • Ethnic Conflict 138
  • The Holocaust 140
  • Immigration 142
  • Independent Republics of the Former Soviet Union 144
  • Mccarthy Hearings 146
  • Peace Corps 148
  • Persian Gulf War (august 3, 1990–february 27, 1991) 150
  • Underground Railroad 152
  • Vietnam War (1961–1975) 154
  • Watergate Affair 156
  • Witchcraft in Colonial America 158
  • Women’s Rights Movement 160
  • Woodstock Festival 162
  • IV - Biography Research Topic Guides 165
  • V. C. Andrews (194–1986) 166
  • Maya Angelou (1928–) 168
  • Bob Dylan (1941–) 170
  • Bill Gates (1956–) 172
  • Stephen Hawking (1942–) 174
  • Jimi Hendrix (1942–1970) 176
  • S. E. Hinton (1950–) 178
  • Stephen King (1947–) 180
  • Madeleine L’engle (1918–) 182
  • John Lennon (1940–1980) 184
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948–) 186
  • Toni Morrison (1931–) 188
  • Nostradamus (1503–1566) 190
  • Georgia O’keeffe (1887–1986) 192
  • Dr. Seuss (theodor Geisel, 1904–1991) 194
  • J.R.R. Tolkien (john Ronald Reuel, 1892–1973) 196
  • Sojourner Truth (1797–1883) 198
  • Andy Warhol (1928–1987) 200
  • Ryan White (1972–1990) 202
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867–1957) 204
  • Malcolm X (1925–1965) 206
  • Appendixes 209
  • Appendix A 211
  • Appendix B 213
  • Appendix C 217
  • Appendix D 223
  • Topic 224
  • Bibliography 227
  • Index 229
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