• Huge Library of Books and Articles – More than 83,000 books and 14 million articles from academic journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Credible Sources – Tons of credible sources you don’t have to be afraid of citing for your research papers. Many of our articles even come from peer-reviewed publications.
  • Wide Array of Subjects – Find research in the following subjects: Art and Architecture, Communication, Education, History, Law, Psychology, and more!
  • Research Topics – Browse through more than 7,000 in-depth research topics for links to librarian-selected books and articles relevant to that topic – great starting points for your research.

Search Engine

  • Powerful Search – Use our search engine to find the perfect sources for your next paper. Instantly search by keyword, author, title, or subject.
  • Advanced Filters – Filter your search results to find the most applicable books and articles.
  • Search Questia From Anywhere – Questia is enabled with OpenSearch so you can start a search of Questia from anywhere, without going to the site first. Available in Firefox and Google Chrome. Learn more

Advanced Reader

  • Highlights – Highlight and save any text in six different colors as you read.
  • Notes – Take unlimited notes on any article or page of a book.
  • Citations – You can cite either an entire article or page of a book, or a specific passage of text in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA, or Chicago style.
  • Bookmarks – Use bookmarks to mark important pages so you can easily get back to them later.
  • Search Within – Search by keyword inside a book to find exactly what you need.
  • Dictionary & Thesaurus – Built in Merriam-Webster dictionary and thesaurus to help you define any word.
  • Reading Modes – Choose from Day, Night, and Sepia modes to suit any reading environment.
  • Reading Settings – Adjust the size and typeface to what works best for you.

Research Tool Extension

  • Gather Research From Any Website – Use the Questia browser extension for Firefox or Google Chrome to save notes, bookmarks, and highlights from any website in real-time.
  • Unlimited Storage – Save all of your external source research in the same folders as your Questia research.
  • Generate Bibliographies – With all of your research in one place, automatically generate your bibliography for sources from Questia and external.
  • Cite Anything – Publication not online? Not a problem: Questia also allows manual entry of sources.

Research Storage and Management

  • Project folders – Keep all of your research in one place by storing all of your highlights, citations, and notes into research folders.
  • Filters and Search – Easily find specific research items by searching within your folders, or filtering by type.
  • Move and Copy – Move and copy research items across folders.
  • Bibliography Generator – Automatically generate a bibliography in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA, or Chicago styles from the research items in any folder.
  • Bibliography Export – Export a PDF of any bibliography you create.
  • Manual Citation – Use the Manual Citation tool to create notes and citations for sources outside of Questia. Most useful for print publications.

Questia on All Devices

  • Responsive Design – Questia is designed to be completely responsive and works on any device. This includes tablets and smart phones.
  • Questia for iOS – Use the Questia iOS app for iPad and iPhones for an experience more native to those devices. Click here to get the app.
  • Questia for Android – Use the Questia Android app for Android tablets and phones for an experience more native to those devices. Click here to get the app.

Questia Writing Center and Add-in

  • Topic Idea Generator – Brainstorm topic ideas and determine if there is enough research available to support them.
  • Thesis Builder – Write your own thesis statement, or use our interactive guide to help craft one.
  • Outline Writer – Write the outline for your research paper from scratch, start with a template, or use our interactive guide to walk you through the process step-by-step.
  • Contextual Help – Find helpful tips and videos for the step of the writing process you’re on exactly when you need them.
  • 9-step Writing Guide – Learn more about the writing process with our interactive guide.
  • Export Your Work – Export your topic, thesis statement, outline, and bibliography to Microsoft Word or PDF.

New! Questia Combined with Microsoft Word and Google Docs – Use Questia within Microsoft Word and Google Docs, giving you side-by-side access to Questia's library, your project folders, writing tools, plus help with common writing questions – as you are writing!
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Research Tutorials

  • Learning to Write Research Papers – 10 multi-part tutorials created by experts and instructors to help teach you how to write a great research paper.
  • Videos – Watch videos of real instructors to learn more about every part of the research paper writing process.
  • Examples – Lessons in the videos are complemented by the PDF examples available to download.
  • Quizzes – Test your knowledge or brush up on your skills with our interactive quizzes.

Questia in the Classroom

  • Teaching Students to Write Research Papers – Assign any or all of the quizzes, videos, or examples in the Questia Research Tutorials to your students.
  • Course Management – Create and manage multiple courses or sections of a course at the same time.
  • Scheduling – Schedule the entire course at once by staggering the start and due dates of the various assignments.
  • Communication – Send messages to your class for important announcements or instructions.
  • Progress Tracking – Keep track of who has completed each assignment, and who is still working on it.
  • Performance Tracking – Instantly see grades, and export the results.


  • Questia Help Center – Get answers to our most frequently asked questions here.
  • Email support – All help requests sent Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm CST are typically responded to within 2 hours. Help requests sent after hours or on weekends will be responded to on the following business day. Email us here.
  • 24/7 Phone Support – Questia offers phone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us at 1-800-889-0097.

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