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What is Questia?

The premier online research and paper writing resource

Questia has helped students find and cite high-quality, scholarly research since its founding in 1998. Combining a deep library of online books and articles, easy-to-use search engine and time-saving tools, Questia will help you research smarter, faster. Read more about us.

Peer reviewed sources in a wide range of subjects
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • English and literature
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Political science

Our library

Credible sources you can cite and reference

Questia offers quality sources selected by librarians and approved by professors, many of them peer-reviewed! Our library contains high-quality scholarly books, journal articles, magazine and newspaper articles. With more than 75,000 academic books and more than 9 million articles from more than a thousand of the world’s leading publishers, Questia is your single destination for academic and professional research – and nothing is ever checked out!
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NewResearch tutorials: Guidance for writing research papers

Research tutorials help you with writing research papers
Develop a deeper understanding of the research process through our interactive tutorials that provide the support of a standard research guide with videos, task-oriented lessons, and quizzes. Covering 10 different topics – such as Planning a Paper or Avoiding Plagiarism – you'll pick up many valuable tips for writing a research paper. Take all ten tutorials or only those you need – start, stop, and resume them at your own pace.
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Our research tools

Tools to streamline your research process

Questia provides time-saving research tools, like automatic bibliography creation, highlights, notes, citations and more, all designed with the research process in mind.

  • Highlights
    Highlight and save text in six different colors as you read
  • Notes
    Add notes for yourself directly to book pages or articles
  • Bookmarks
    Easily return to any page in any book in our library
  • Bibliographies
    Automatically generate bibliographies in MLA, APA or Chicago format
  • Citations
    Cite passages, pages or entire articles instantly
  • Project folders
    Everything is saved in custom projects that you create, name and organize

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