Entries by Taylor Massey

Celebrating International Day of Peace with free reading from Questia

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing the International Day of Peace (IDP) which stated in part, “…to devote a specific time […]

Honoring Confucius Day with free reading from Questia

Confucius (551–479 B.C.E.) was one of several intellectuals who started questioning the meaning of life and the role of the gods and the spirits, according to the Macmillan Encyclopedia. During the Warring States Period, Confucius developed a system of ethics and politics that stressed five virtues: charity, justice, propriety, wisdom, and loyalty. His teachings were […]

2013’s Most Valuable Professors Competition by Questia awards effective professors with scholarships in their names

Professors from California Lutheran University, Clarke University and The College of New Rochelle voted college students’ favorite instructors in the nation This spring, college students from around the country were given the rare opportunity to nominate and vote for their Most Valuable Professor. Today, with a combined total of over 2,500 votes, the three winners are […]

We’re celebrating! Questia nominated as finalist for three CODiE Awards

“The SIIA CODiE Awards have recognized more than 1,000 software and information companies for achieving excellence,” according to the SIIA CODiE website. “The CODiE Awards remain the only peer-recognized program in the content, education, and software industries so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.” […]

2013’s Most Valuable Professors Competition — Nominate and vote, time’s running out!

Have a truly exquisite professor that enriched your life for the better? There’s still time left to nominate and vote for them to win the title of MVP — Most Valuable Professor! By doing so, you’ll automatically be entered to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards and they’ll be up for a chance to […]

Education reform throughout the decades: Free reading on top education reform content

Education reform is the ongoing process of improving the public education. Historic issues have ranged from funding, to integration, and the merits of public versus private education for the millions of children in America’s elementary and high school system. Playing such an important role in our society, it’s no wonder that it is a hot […]

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with free reading on top nutrition books on Questia

Welcome to National Nutrition Month 2013! Never celebrated before? This year is the perfect time to begin, being the 40th anniversary celebration of National Nutrition Month. According to EatRight.org, “The National Nutrition Month 2013 theme, “Eat Right, Your Way, Every Day,” encourages personalized healthy eating styles* and recognizes that food preferences, lifestyle, cultural and ethnic […]

How to conduct Quantitative Research in the social sciences

In our ongoing series of “how-to” posts, we wanted to alert those students studying the social sciences how they can take advantage of Questia’s large database of content to conduct quantitative research. We at Questia continue to pursue our goal of providing high quality, scholarly books, articles, journals and when it comes to quantitative research, […]

Celebrating Black History Month: Top 5 African-American authors

With Black History Month on our minds, we determined Questia’s top 5 most-read African-American authors. To celebrate February, we’ve unlocked the reference books to these authors on Questia, the online research tool and library of over 77,000 academic books and 4 million journal articles, so everyone can read our free online books for the month. […]

How to write a term paper for your target audience: Your professors and peers

Like the conversations you have with people, it’s not just the message that matters, it’s also the audience. Keep that same consideration in mind as you write your term paper and ask yourself “who’s reading this” and “what message do I want them to receive?” And remember, it’s a person that reads and grades your […]