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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.

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 83,000 academic books and more than 10 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!

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

Writing Center to help new and experienced paper writers

Tools to jump start your paper writing

  • Topic Idea Generator can help you brainstorm topic ideas and determine if there is enough research available to support them
  • Thesis Builder and Outline Builder - Write your own or use Questia's tools to help you generate one
  • Bibliography - automatically generate one based on your research

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.

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

See how Questia makes your research process faster and easier.

Searching our library
Using our research tools
Managing your projects
Writing a research paper
Assigning Questia to students
Completing assignments

Take your research anywhere

Using Questia's responsive website, or one of our free apps, you can do your research the way you want to, wherever you want to.

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