Questia Reading Room: Free reading from our “Newly added” books section!

The Questia library is constantly growing and evolving with the needs of our users. This holiday season, we’re happy to share some of our brand new content with the Footnotes readers! As a treat for our readers, we’re sharing some of the most recently added books  to our collection for free for a month. We were even able to quickly create a perfect Chicago Style bibliography using Questia’s handy bibliography tool! Did you know Questia will automatically generate your bibliography in MLA, APA or Chicago format? Be sure to try it out as you work on your next research paper or project.

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Writing tips for your next term paper or research project — Get started now!

It is easy to get overwhelmed with reading, research and homework assignments to the point where you hardly know what day it is. No wonder you find that you have a term paper or research project due next week and you haven’t even chosen your topic yet. Yikes! What do you do?

Ace your next research paper with our writing tips. (Credit: Pexels)

Ace your next research paper with our writing tips. (Credit: Pexels)

Here are a few writing tips to help you get started on your next term paper or research project. Read more

Research paper citations — From tricky to unique

Research paper citationsYou’ve been assigned a research paper. Time to brush up on how to use citations! Proper use of citations not only shows that you actually did some research (key to a “research” paper), but they also help you avoid any issues of plagiarism. Certain citations are fairly straightforward (i.e. those for books). But what about more tricky or unique types, such as interviews, blog comments or text messages? Believe it or not, there are even citation rules for these. So read on to find out how to include even the most unique research paper citations. Read more

Free reading honoring Spiritual Literacy Month: Top five most researched religious topics

Spiritual literacyReligious views, standpoints and beliefs have been an important part of society and politics for centuries. No matter which sector the specific beliefs — or lack there of — are from, people take great pride and comfort in their religions and deities. As we get ready to honor December’s Spiritual Literacy Month, we at Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, have gathered the top five most researched books on spirituality and opened them up for free reading through the month of December! Enjoy!

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Human rights, humanitarianism and civil society: Free research for Universal Human Rights Month

Human Rights MonthFrom the fight against segregation to the pursuit for equal LGBT marriage rights, human rights has come a long way over the years not just in the United States, but throughout the world. In honor of Universal Human Rights Month, we at Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, are making the below books on human rights topics free through the month of December. Read more

Q Insider: Questia’s creators reveal biggest updates and brand new features

Questia homepageVisit Questia today and you may notice a difference — a BIG difference. Not only does the homepage have a new look and feel, but the entire site and its contents have been upgraded for an improved research experience. For years, students and researchers have depended on Questia to provide high-quality sources coupled with time-saving organization tools; and now, Questia is even better! Read more

All Quiet on the Western Front – Eric Maria Remarque’s powerful anti-war novel and Hollywood movie

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All Quiet on the Western Front 1930 movie still

Spotlighting Erich Maria Remarque’s engaging novel, All Quiet on the Western Front, we at Questia, the premier online research and digital library tool for students, are paying homage to five of the most  searing novels published in the 20th century. These are anti-war books profiling individuals impacted by their participation in military conflict. To honor these significant contributions, we’ve granted access to reference works and literary analyses on five of history’s most researched anti-war novels for free for the entire month! Read more

Free reading on Classical composers: Fall into Classical Music Month

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Classical music is a critical component of the fine arts, with 16th, 17th and 18th century composers paving the way for today’s modern musicians. To honor these talented artists and their infamous works, we’ve granted access to reference works on five of history’s most researched classical composers for free for the entire month!

  1. Wolfgang Amadeus MozartOne of the world’s most recognized musicians, Mozart began to compose at the age of five and went on to create some of history’s most recognized pieces. After serving as the court musician in Salzburg, Mozart traveled to Vienna at the age of 25. Read more

Humanities term papers: Term paper topics and resources from digital to visual

The study of humanities opens you up to a whole world of subjects including art, language and culture. When writing a research paper for your humanities class, the hardest part of your task may be in choosing the focus of your paper from the many possible term paper topics. Here are a few ideas and resources to help you complete your humanities term papers.

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Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary describes the humanities as the study of “branches of learning such as philosophy, arts or languages.” Read more

Liberal arts education in the workplace: What can you do with a liberal arts degree?

Successful liberal arts studentYou’ve probably heard of (or maybe even bought into) the common misconception that obtaining a liberal arts degree will limit your ability to find a job after graduation. Huzzah—you can call your parents with the good news that jobs in fact exist for all majors! All you need to learn is how to articulate the skills you’ve picked up at school, gain knowledge about the job market and recognize what employers seek so you can bust out of the graduation starting gate strong for today’s job market. Read more