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Searching & Term Paper Topic Suggestions


When starting a paper or research project asking yourself the following questions can help keep you on track.

Where will I find the information?
           Print, media, online, interviews, textbooks, etc.
How will I get there?
           Library, Inernet, databases, media, people-resources, etc.
How good is the information?
          Learn to evaluate your sources!
         Just because it is in print, on TV, or online does not mean it is good.
How will I ethically use the information?
         Copyright - proper citation of your sources - rules of plagirisim.
Take pride in your work.


The list below are suggestions of terms to use with online databases and search engines, and to get you thinking about topics for a paper.
Think about your research and what you are trying to find out. Is your topic to wide? 
When using terms to search you may have to "think like the database" you are using. Try and discover the terms they use.  Is there access to a thesaurus?  Are the subject fields hot linked?  This may save a lot of time.
Combine your search terms in different ways.  Example:
          Medical care undocumented aliens Kentucky
          Malpractice autism
          <drug or disease name> and a term
.
How you combine search terms in databases can effect the results.


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A

Abortion, personal belief / effect on medical care

Abortions restrictions / employer / state

Accidents, occupational

Accidents, medical

ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act)

Adaptive aid devices

Adaptive aids, computers

Adaptive aids, visually impaired

Adaptive aids, physically impaired

Addiction to technology

Adoption

Adult web sites - how to control

Affirmative action

AIDS

AIDS - disclosure, privacy, discrimination, insurance coverage

Airline secutiry

Affirmative Action

Alcohol… drugs… On campus / driving / teenagers / pregnancy / athletes / binge drinking

Allied health care workers

Allied health care workers, drug use

Allied health care workers, unions

Alternative life styles

Alternative medical treatment

Alzheimer’s disease

Americans with Disabilities Act

Android (Google's open source operating system)

Animal experimentation

Animal-to-human transplantation - dangerous and immoral? (Xenotransplantation)

Anorexia

Anorexia athletica

Anorexia nervosa

Antipsychotic drugs and children / teens

Apple iPAD

Architecture, Green

Architecture, Sustainable

Aromatherapy

Assisted suicide

Assuming a new identity

Attention deficit disorder

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B

Battered women

Bermuda Triangle

Big Brother (personal privacy)

Billing (Medical), legal and ethical responsibilities

Biological warfare

Biomedical engineering

Birth control

Birth defects

Birth order

Body weight, perception of

Book banning

Breastfeeding… rights / medical claims / morality, public, etc.

Bridge inspection

Bridge safety

Bulimia

Bulimia nervosa

Bullying

Bullying > Cyberbullying

Burnout, healthcare providers

Burnout, healthcare workers

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C

Cancer research

Cancer treatment

Cancer treatment, alternative

Cannabis > See also: Marijuana

Capital punishment

Career colleges / schools [See also: For-profit colleges / schools]

Celebrities and mental illness

Cell phone addiction

Cell phone ban

Cell phone dangers

Censorship

Change, acceptance of

Change in the workplace

Change, management of

Charter schools

Cheating

Chemical warfare

Child abuse

Child discipline

Child protection

Childhood obesity

Children and the law

Churches, tax free exemption

Cincinnati radiation experiments

Class structure has created an unfair health care system

Clergy sex abuse

Clinical privileges

Clinical trials

Cloning

Cloning pets

Cloths, Fashions

Cloths, Why do we wear

Cloud computing

Codes of honor

Coding, errors and mistakes

Coding, legal and ethical responsibilities

Coding mistakes and insurance claims

College costs

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Compulsive behavior

Compulsive exercise (addiction)

Compulsive exercise, damage

Computer addiction

Computer aided design (CAD)

Computer aided manufacturing (CAM)

Computer assisted medical diagnosis

Computer information theft

Computer graphics

Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)

Computer numerical control machine tools (CNC)

Computer, personal privacy safety

Computer screen readers for the audio and visually impaired

Computers and privacy

Concealed weapons

Concealed weapons laws

Condoms in public facilities

Conflict and emotional intelligence

Conflict, co-workers

Conflict, workplace

Consent for cadaver organ donation is unnecessary

Couples who live together prior to marriage

Court TV

Crack cocaine

Creating a new identity

Cyber warfare

Cyberbullying

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D

Date rape

Declining US economy, effect on medical care

Dehydration

Dehydration, in elderly

Denial of claims by insurance companies

Diabetes

Diabetes, Gestational

Diabetes, Type I

Diabetes, Type II

Diagnosis, medical / machine / computer assissted

Dignity of patients

Diet drugs

Differential diagnosis, Machine

Direct numerical control machine tools (DNC)

Disability law

Discrimination, Body weight

Discrimination, Race

Discrimination, Religious

Discrimination, Wage

Dishonesty

DNA and privacy

Doctor / physician shortage

Down syndrome

Draft, Military - pros and cons

Dressing, Professionally

Dress codes, in school

Dress codes, foreign - tolerance

Drinking, underage

Drug / substance abuse

Drug company incentives to doctors

Drug company profits

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E

Early parole

Eating disorders

Economic credentialing

Economic sanctions

Education, costs

Elder law

Electrical engineering

Electronic drafting

Electronic medical records

Email, business correspondence

Email, etiquette / manners

Email - who owns it / access rights

Embryo research

Embryonic stem cell research ethical / not ethical

Eminent domain

Emotional competency

Emotional intelligence

End-of-life decisions - who should make them

Engineering, Biomedical

Engineering, Genetic

English as the national language

Enterprise IT

Equal rights - who do they apply to

E.S.P. - is it real

Ethnic cleansing

Euthanasia - Right to die

Euthanasis - physician assisted suicide | witholding treatment

Evolution

Excessive exercise

Excessive exercise in men

Excessive exercise in women

Exercise addicition

Exercise, compulsive

Exercise, elderly or aged

Exercise, how good is it for you

Experiments, on humans

Extended families

Extraterrestrial life

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F

4G

Facebook

Facebook privacy breaches

Family violence

Fast food

Fatigue, effect on medical workers / physicians / etc.

Fear of reproductive technologies is unfounded

Female circumcision

Feminism

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, responsibility of the mother for health of the fetus

Fetal tissue research

Fetal tissue transplantation - fetal rights / representation

File downloading

Filmless imaging

Flat sales tax

Flesh-eating bacteria

Flexible machine systems (FMS)

Flu vaccine… control of, who should get it

Folk medicine

Food additives and preservatives

Food labeling

Food safety

Foreign customs, misinterpretation

Foreign language interpreters in health care

For-profit colleges / schools [See also: Career colleges / schools]

Fraudulent doctors

Freedom of speech

Funding cuts, effect on medical care

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G

Gangs

Gas (Flatulance)

GAS (Group A Streptococcus)

Gays in the military

Gender issues

Gender roles

Genetic engineering

Genetic information, who should have access

Genetic screening of job applicants

Genetics, ethical / moral issues

Genetics - somatic and germ-line gene therapy

Genocide

Gestational diabetes

Global warming

Going off the grid

Going underground

Good Samaritan laws

Good Samaritan immunity

Google Health medical information management system

Graphics, interactive

Graphic novels

Green building

Green computing

Green standards

Group A Streptococcus (GAS)

Gun control

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H

H1N1 influenza

Hacking, computer

Handicap accessible buildings

Handicap accessible computers

Handicap accessible design

Handicap accessible web pages

Hate groups

Health, effect of technology on

Health maintenance organizations need oversight and control

Health reform

Health to … prisoners, / aliens / women, aged, elderly, etc.

Healthcare advocacy

Healthcare dispute resolution

Healthcare for the elderly

Healthcare fraud and abuse

Healthcare reform

Healthcare worker burnout

Hemaphobia / Hematophobia / Hemophobia - Fear of blood.

HIPPA… privacy / standards / compliance / violations / enforcement / patient confidentiality

Holistic medicine

Home schooling

Homeland security

Homeless

Homophobia

Homosexuals, Civil rights

Human experimentation

Human experimentation, nonconsensual

Human reproductive cloning ethical / not ethical

Human rights

Human trafficking

HPV / human papillomavirus

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Identity, creating a new

Identity, going off the grid

Identity, tied to illness

Identity theft

Illness defining identity

Immigration

Immunizations - should they legally be required

Impaired computer users

In vitro fertilization

Income tax, abolishing

Income tax reform

Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act, The (I.D.E.A.)

Inductive machine learning

Industrial electronics

Industrial safety

Information privacy

Information Technology personnel / workers, personality types / traits / problems

Information Technology, user acceptance

Informed consent

iPAD

Insurance companies, decision on care and/or treatment

Insurance companies, denial of claims

Insurance companies, law suites

Insurance companies, profits

Intelligent design

Interactive graphics

Inter-species transplantation (xenotransplantation)

Internet - privacy on

Internet - should it be regulated

I.Q. tests

I.Q. tests, racially biased

IT personnel, personality traits / types

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J

Jackson, Michael - race and identity

Just War

Juvenile crime

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K

Kabuki syndrome

Kissing, science of

Kugelberg-Welander disease

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L

Legalizing marijuana

Limited English Patients (LEP)

Little Albert (experiment done by Dr. John Watson in the 1920's on orphan baby)

Living wills

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M

Machine design and drawing

Machine differential diagnosis

Mandatory public service

Manners, work

Marijuana, Legalization of

Marijuana - Medical / medicinal

Marriage, between a man and woman only

Marriage - is it for everyone

Mass media and stereotypes

Mass mammography

Massage for animals

Massage therapy to treat medical problems

Math (Mathematics) skills, failure of students, United States

Math (Mathematics) training in the United States

Math, technical competency

Mechanical engineering

Medical ethics / codes / guidelines

Medical history taking

Medical staff privileges

Medical symbols

Medical care for undocumented aliens

Medical coding errors and mistakes, cost of

Medical experiments / experimentation

Medical imaging, informed consent

Medical malpractice… judgments / cases / actions / lawsuits

Medical records, electronic

Medical records, identity theft

Medical records, safety

Medical tourism

Medicaid

Medical coding / billing, legal and ethical resposnibilities

Medical personnel and patients

Medicare

Medicare fraud

Medicinal use of plants

Medicine, standard of care

Medicine, standards

Megan's Law

Mental illness

Milgram Study (1974, Dr. Stanley Milgram)

Military draft - pros and cons

Military service, mandatory

Minimum wage

Minute Clinics

Monopolies

Monster study (Dr. Wendell Johnson, University of Iowa)

MRI kidney failure

Mudslinging in political campaigns

Multiple chemical sensitivity

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N

Nano technology

Nano technology, medical

National image of the U.S.

National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)

National security

Needlestick injuries

Negative co-workers

Negativity in the workplace

Network neutrality

Nonconsensual experiments on human beings

Nurse-provided care

Nurses strikes

Nursing home… Neglect / abuse

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O

Obligatory exercise

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

OCD (Obsessive-compulsive disorder)

Office etiquette / manners

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

Open source software and programs

Ophthalmic migraine

Organ profiteering

Organ transplantation

Organ transplantation, who should receive organs

Overpopulation

Overuse of diagnostic procedures

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P

Partner benefits, domestic

Patient advocacy

Patient dignity

Patient interview

Patient rights

Patient safety

Patient satisfaction

Patients, Medical history taking

Patients, Medical personnel and

Patients, Transportation of, special needs

Patriot Act

Patriot Act… and health care / patients / HIPPA / etc.

Personal actions, responsibility

Personal privacy, medical records

Personal privacy, technology

Personality traits / types, Information Technology personnel / workers

Pharmaceutical companies, law suites against states

Pharmaceutical companies, profits

Physician-Assisted Suicide

Physician payment issues

Physician patient relationship

Planned Parenthood

Poaching

Police, community attitude

Police crime / corruption

Polygamy

Pornography

Poverty

Prayer in schools

Prescription drugs online

Pre-implantation embryo screening

Prison overcrowding

Prisoners, nonconsensual experimentation on

Professional liability

Professional misconduct

Prostitutes, forced medical checks

Prostitution, legalization

Public service, mandatory

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Q

Q Fever

Quackery, what constitutes medical quackery

Quebec Platelet Disorder (QPD)

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R

Racial bias in the health care system

Racial profiling

Radar detectors

Radiology, digital

Radiology, ethical issues

Radiology, tele --> Teleradiology

Radiophobia - Fear of radiation, x-rays

Rape, prevention

Rape, sentencing

Rationing health care - ethical / not ethical

Reimer, David (1965-2004) (John Money, psychologist)

Religious dress

Religious influence and medical decisions

Religious influence and medical workers

Removing vital organs from living donors ethical / not ethical

Reproductive technologies - In vitro fertilization, Surrogacy, RU-486, pre-implantation embryo screening, cloning

Reproductive technologies should / should not be Federally funded

Right to die / Euthanasia

Robotics

RU-486

Runaway teens

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S

Sale of organs ethical / not ethical

Same-sex marriage(s)

SARS

School uniforms, pros and cons

School vochers

Schools, responsibility to students

Science of kissing

Selecting baby’s gender

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

Sex differences

Sex differences (Biology)

Sex education in schools

Sex preselection

Sex scandals

Sex selection ethical / not ethical

Sexting

Sexual harassment

Sexually Transmitted Diseases / STD

Single payer system, healthcare

Social Security and health care

Small business health care costs

Smoking bans

Smoking in public places

Smoking… restrictions / legislation / secondhand smoke / etc.

Social networking

Social networking, impact on networks

Social Security

Spanking, controversy

Speed limits

SSRI’s and birth defects

Stanford prison experiment (Philip Zimbardo, Stanford County Prison)

Staph outbreak

Staphylococcus aureus

Stem cells

Store-based care

Strength training

Streptococcus

Stress

Stress, effect on medical workers / physicians / etc.

Structural integrity of public buildings

Suicide

Surgery, mistakes / errors

Surrogate mothers / motherhood

Surveillance

Sustainable architecture

Swine flu (H1N1 virus)

Synthesizing Non-Speech Sound

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T

Tax on Internet sales

Tax reform

Tax reform (flat sales tax)

Technology, addiction to

Technology and medicine - what are the limits

Technology and privacy

Technology, effect on health

Technology in the future

Technology, when has it gone to far

Teenage pregnancy

Teleradiology and filmless imaging

Television sex

Television violence

Ten Commandments

Terrorism

Therapeutic touch

Tissue selling

Tobacco

Tocophobia - fear of pregnancy

Torture

Toxic co-workers

Transplantation, inter-species (xenotransplantation)

Trypanophobia - fear of injections

Tuskegee syphilis study

Twelve step programs

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U

Undocumented immigrants

Unified communications

User acceptance of Information Technology

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V

Vaccinations

Values

Values, cultural

Veteran’s medical care

Veteran medical malpractice

Violence in sports

Viox

Visually impaired, computer aids

Visually impaired, web page design

Vocational education

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W

Wage discrimination

War crimes

Weightloss / dieting

Welfare

Whistleblower(s)

Women in the military

Workplace … injuries / exposure / hazards / illness / massage

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X

Xenophobia - fear of strangers or foreigners

Xenotransplantation (inter-species transplantation)

X-ray exposure

X-ray safety

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Y

 

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Z

 

 

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In addition to the terms above, look for current topics and names in newspapers, magazines, on TV, etc. and search online.  For local stories search on Kentucky.com (Herald-Leader) or other local newspapers.  Examples:

Connie Culp (face transplant)

Darfur

Debbie Rowe - Michael Jackson's first wife

Drought

Home invasion

ID cards for undocumented immigrants

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Sexual misconduct in schools

Sonia Sotomayor

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