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Finding a Paper Topic


Step 1:  Skim the Table of contents and indexes of reference books on bioethics.   This will give you an overview of what topics might fall within the realm of bioethics.

Step 2:  Look at Websites of organizations involved in bioethics issues. Try to get a feel for what topics are hot right now.

Step 3:  Skim some Bioethics blogs. Once again, try to get a feel for what topics are hot right now

Step 4:  Jot down some topics.  Look at what has been published in Recent journal articles.  If someone already wrote your exact paper, then change your topic and try again. Eliminate any topics which have been done to death.  But make sure you can find enough material to write the paper using research and not just your imagination.


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Bioethics and the Law - Janet L. Dolgin, and Lois L. Shepherd
Call Number: KF3821.D65 2005 (3rd floor of the law library)
ISBN: 0735549451

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The Oxford handbook of bioethics - edited by Bonnie Steinbock
E-Book available through Oxford Handbooks Online

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The Penn Center guide to bioethics - Vardit Ravitsky, Autumn Fiester, and Arthur L. Caplan
Call Number: QH332.P46 2009 (Dirac Science Library)
ISBN: 0826115225

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The Cambridge textbook of bioethics - Peter A. Singer
Call Number: QH332.C36 2008 (Dirac Science Library)
ISBN: 0521872847

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Bioethics and law in a nutshell - Sandra H. Johnson, and Robert L. Schwartz
Call Number: KF3821.J64 2009 (on reserve, ask at the front desk of the law library)
ISBN: 0314066683


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