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Developing Research Skills: Additional Information

The purpose of this guide is to introduce you to information literacy skills (superpowers) through the use of an existing research assignment so that you will feel more confident and equipped in college research activities.

Suggested Research Topics

Adoption of special needs children

Adoption of children from other countries

Alternative energy

Animal testing and ethics

The benefits of gaming

Border issues

Cell phone use

Cell phone radiation

Cell phones and young children

Climate change or global warming

College costs and preparing for college

Concealed carry laws

CPS and the foster care system

Diversity or inclusivity in the workplace or industries

The Dreamers Act and DACA

Drug use among athletes

Drug use among teens

The effects of video game violence

Fighting terrorism in the United States

Free college and the economy

Gun laws and school or mass shootings

Health care for all

Immigration reform and illegal immigration

Legalization of marijuana for recreational or medical use

Living wages for families

Medical uses of cannabis oil

Minimum wage for teens

Minimum wage for families

Police Body Cameras

Policing reform

Preventing and addressing suicide

Protest movements

Protesting the National Anthem

Social media habits or effects

Systemic Racism in America

Traditional textbooks versus eBooks for college or public schools

Vaccine Safety

Voter registration problems or reform

Wireless technology and security

Other Sources of Information Literacy Training