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The Development and Survival of the Music Industry

This 21 page paper provides an abstract, a table of contents and then a look at the history of the music industry and where it is headed. Sections include ideas about the specifics of the music business, inclusive of legal issues. Genres as well as the changes in popularity from decade to decade are issues discussed in this paper that also looks at the social problems caused by music. Violence, sex and other problematic aspects are part of the analysis. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Best Buy (Marketing Case Study)

This 8 page paper examines print and Internet advertising as it hones in on various marketing segments. Best Buy advertising is discussed as it emerged in the 1990s and today, as it appears to target those who want excellent pricing, no matter what their age. An abstract is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Child Sexual Abuse by Stepparents

A 5 page (4.5 pp. + .5 pg. abstract) paper which examines the issue of stepparents who sexually abuse their stepchildren. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Content Analysis of Media Messages: An Abstract

Since the 1950s, the American public has focused on the mass media as a means of understanding culture, developing social identity and shaping political perspectives. This 3 page abstract provides an overview of the topic and relates it to the findings in the current literature. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Your Constitution is Killing You

This 5 page abstract provides an overview of the topic and relates it to the findings in the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Improving Employee Orientation Procedures

An 18 page paper including a memo of transmittal, an abstract and 3 pages of graphic elements with the 8 page paper. The paper discusses methods of improving employee orientation procedures and examines two companies' approaches as best practices to arrive at recommendations. A ten-slide presentation is also available. Annotated bibliography lists 6 sources.

Condom Use in Adult Populations: The Impact of HIV/AIDS Education

With an increase in the transmission rates of sexually transmitted diseases, researchers have attempted to determine the best methods for improving condom use in adult populations. This study considers the impact of one HIV/AIDS education program designed specifically to target at-risk adult populations. This 21 page abstract provides an overview of the topic and relates it to the findings in the current literature. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Promoters and Performers: A View of Contract and Contract Law

When contracts are written between concert promoters and performing artists, a number of considerations must be assessed in the creation of the contract. Performance riders, fee guarantees, union participation, clauses regarding time constraints, and external riders, including the requirements of vendors or other agents in conjunction with a given performance, may all be included in the development of a performer contract. This 4 page abstract provides an overview of the topic and relates it to the findings in the current literature. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Abstract Trait of "Smart"

This 4 page paper provides an overview of the abstract trait of smart. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Meaning in abstract art

A paper which considers the way in which meaning can be extrapolated from abstract art, with reference to theories of representation and the interaction between artist and audience. Bibliography lists 4 sources

The Gas Crisis in California

This 11 page paper examines the gas crisis in the nation, but particularly in California. The effect on the economy is explored. An outline and abstract are included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Interactions with Service Providers

Abstract: This 8-page paper describes a student's interaction with substance abuse service providers, with regard to what he might see, think and feel in this situation. Bibliography lists 3 sources


This 11-page paper details five article abstracts about money and banking that were published during the past four months in the Wall Street Journal. Two articles are on Chinese banking, one on the Italian banking industry, one about online banking, and one discusses the falling dollar. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 7 page paper is a sample annotated bibliography for a criminal justice paper. Bibliography lists 10 sources plus abstract.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous of names and infamous of personalities in the modern art world. His greatest role model was the Spanish artist, Goya. The passion inherent to his personality, in combination with a genius for abstract iconography and an deep understanding of color are the characteristics that made him known as the most legendary talent and prolific artist of his time. This 5 page paper explores the works and reputation of Pablo Picasso. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Schema-Based Learning

The ability to solve word problems in mathematical context requires both logic and abstract thinking. Students with learning disabilities are less able than the average student to comprehend and negotiate the intricacies of word problems. As the students move from elementary to secondary grades, the gap between them and their normally achieving peers may widen This 7 page paper explores different aspects of teaching middle school students with learning disabilities to solve word problems by using schema based learning techniques. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Brood Parasitism in the European Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus)

An 11 page discussion of the practice of brood parasitism, behavior in which the European Cuckoo places its eggs in the nests of other species to be reared. Discusses egg mimicry, rejection and acceptance by other species, and the possible evolutionary incentives of both host and parasite bird. Includes a one-page abstract and a one-page Roman Numeral outline. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

My Personal Relationship To Music

A 3 pages essay that expresses the writer's personal feelings about music. The writer argues that music is a highly complex, abstract language that bypasses the brain and affects the central nervous system directly causing a change in mood. The essay goes on to discuss this emotional component of music and its implications. No sources cited.

The Tempest

A 4 page paper which discusses the story “The Tempest,” by Shakespeare. An abstract is presented which illustrates what was thought of the story, what the story is generally about, and what the plot of the story is. This is followed by a plot summary. No additional sources cited.

Swallowing the Poison Mushroom - America After Hiroshima

A 10 page paper that examines the moral, social and political views that the American public held concerning Hiroshima in the twelve months following the end of World War II and how these views were changed by the 1946 publication of John Hersey's "Hiroshima". Discussed are the cover up attempts made by the U.S. government during August of 1945 and August of 1946, the abstract picture of Hiroshima that the American public formed due to this cover up, and how Hersey's article changed this picture by being the first to reveal the truth about the devastation in Japan. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Effects of Different Types of Music in Situations of Varying Stress Levels

An 8 page paper presenting a study investigating the effects of music on relaxation efforts. Discussions of music can become quite emotional, but there has been only limited research into how hard and soft music can affect stressful situations. The investigation here indicates that hard rock may be capable of preventing relaxation even in a relaxing setting. The paper includes a short abstract, literature review, methods, results and discussion sections. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Cubism vs. Futurism

3 page essay comparing cubism and futurism (abstract art) with mention of Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Marinetti, DuChamp etc; No Bibliography.

Abstract Expressionism / Art & Architecture Comparison

A 20 page paper that explores layering, spatial depth, minimalism, combination of materials, objects and colors, and the moralist vein, all of which typify abstract expressionism. The artists and architects reviewed and compared include: Pollock and Richard Gluckman, Helen Frankenthaler and Garth Alexander Oldershaw, Jasper Johns and James Stewart Polshek, and Barnett Newman and Sam Durant. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

Jackson Pollock / Abstract Expressionist

This 9 page paper proposes that the abstract expressionist was the leader of the art movement in America during the post World War II era. Ultimately, he and his cohorts, shifted the center of the art world from Paris to New York. Several of his works are explored in a piece that looks at the art movement in historical perspective. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Minimalism in Sculpture

The maxim, "less is more" could very well stand for the basic definition of the abstract development known as minimalism. In painting, sculpture, and other media, minimalism emphasizes the least discernible variation of technique. This 10 page paper looks at four very different artists who have worked as sculptors in Minimalsim: John McCracken, Raheed Araeen, Michael Lucero and Lee Bontecou. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

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