Wednesday, March 28, 2007

OVERHEARD IN THE LIBRARY - Fun Research Questions

After teaching an RI100 class how to find information for their Healthy Lifestyles assignment, the librarian overheard a student in the class say, "It's not so terrible coming to the library now." And the student was right! With all the print and electronic sources and ease of searching, coming to the library for research is ALMOST fun.

Other fun research questions that library staff have helped students find the answers to this semester have been:

Have childhood immunizations caused an increase in the number of children diagosed with autism?
Should a government forcibly limit population growth?
How can pylometrics help improve my ability to play sports?
Can a person have an addiction to watching television?
Is the U.S. ready for a female or African-American President?
What is the origin and meaning of the phrase "Oedipus Complex"?
Is psychotherapy a viable method for curing psychological illnesses?
Should there be a uniform legal age for driving, voting, and drinking?
Should I keep drinking soft drinks with every meal and as regular snacks throughout the day?

If you have had a challenging research question this semester, share it with others by posting it here. A brief answer could be included, as well.

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