10 Poems to Get You in the Spirit of Fall

Ready for some fall poetry?

Check out these poems and let us know which one is your favorite! Read more

Read 15 of our Most Popular Books on Questia—for Free!

Out of Questia’s entire collection of more than 87,000 books, a solid portion are FREE. Yes, you read that correctly. These books are available for anyone to read cover to cover using the Questia Reader—available on any computer and on our free Questia app. It’s the perfect tool for what you need!

Here are 15 of our most popular free online books right now. Click on any of the following to check them out: Read more

13 Scary Books for You on Friday the 13th

It’s October and it’s also Friday the 13th. The combo of these dates only means one thing… you need a spooky reading list to give you chills. Read these books on Questia.com or on the Questia App for free! Hurry, this book list is free for a limited time!

13 Scary Books:

Read more

Questia Reading Room: Learn About the Power of Photography with our Free Books

You’ve likely heard the phrase “A picture speaks a thousand words”, right? Let’s get into the spirit of photography as we recognize National Photograph Month.

Capture the history and key concepts of photography through this list of books – all FREE for the next month! Read more

Questia Reading Room: Famous Inventors and Life-Changing Inventions

For all the inventors of the world out there, this one’s for you! This month we’re recognizing National Inventors Month and sharing books focused on some of the most important creations of all time and the stories behind famous inventors.

Check out these FREE books for the next month! Read more

Beware the Ides of March? Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, and Superstition Research Topics

“Beware the Ides of March!” The term, which refers to March 15 of the year 44 B.C., when Julius Caesar was betrayed and murdered, was penned by William Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. But while many know the line and its significance for Caesar, some have developed a superstition about the date. Is March 15 actually an unlucky day for anyone besides Caesar? Was it regarded that way by the Romans? And why was it significant for Shakespeare’s audience members?

Discuss the Ides of March and more for your research paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

Discuss the Ides of March and more for your research paper. (Credit: National Geographic)

Consider looking into the history behind that famous line, Julius Caesar’s death, or modern references to the Ides of March as potential research paper topics for your Shakespeare or ancient history class. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Celebrate National Library Lovers’ Month

Did you know it’s National Library Lovers’ Month? Well, now you do! To celebrate, we’re giving you a chance to get your hands on some books that always seem to be off the shelves.

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to check out some library favorites – FREE for the next month. Read more

Black History Month Research Paper Topics

Ever since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History month. It is a time when the country focuses attention on the many historic contributions of African-Americans to our American culture.

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Learn more about Black History Month here. (Credit: CMU)

Research into Black history facts will take one into topical areas that include civil rights, modern literature, music, theatre and culture, inventions in science and technology, and much more. The choice of research paper topics seems endless. Read more

Find inspiration from famous authors for your research paper

American poet, memoirist and activist Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Writers like Angelou and other famous authors in genres from classic literature to our modern day offer readers inspiration, excitement and escape. Some authors, such as Arthur Miller, created intensely moving stories that also offer a commentary on the society of their day.

Learn more about famous authors for your literature research paper. (Credit: Famous Authors)

Learn more about famous authors for your literature research paper. (Credit: Famous Authors)

Words are very powerful and those who craft words into stories can inspire you to write a powerful research paper. Read more

Research topic: Netflix’s Marvel’s Luke Cage explores timely social issues

The symbolism in Marvel’s Luke Cage, the newest of its Netflix superhero series, is not terribly subtle: “Having Luke Cage wandering around, wearing a hoodie as an act of defiance, reading Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man feels a bit on the nose,” noted Daniel Fienberg in a review for The Hollywood Reporter, “‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’: TV Review,” posted September 27, 2016. But the pointed commentary and the show’s willingness to engage with social issues may be one of its strengths. It’s the first television show to center on a black superhero, based on a character created during the Blaxploitation craze of the 1970s.

Learn more about Marvel's superhero series, Luke Cage. (Credit: Marvel, Netflix)

Learn more about Marvel’s superhero series, Luke Cage. (Credit: Marvel, Netflix)

That Luke Cage, sometimes known as Power Man, who is bulletproof, is increasingly relevant in an age of #BlackLivesMatter and increased media coverage of the shootings of unarmed black men. But that social consciousness is only one of the aspects of Marvel’s Luke Cage that would make an interesting research paper topic in your film and television studies or African American studies classes. It’s also a great source for an extracurricular reading list. Read more