Political science term paper: From current events to global policy — the choice is yours

Whether you’re interested in historical events and personalities or current events and global policy, political science is the study for you. From past presidents to the inner workings of a democracy, you can indulge your curiosity and explore any number of subjects that interest you. If you are working on a term paper or research project for a political science course, when it comes to topics, the choice is yours! Read more

Global warming, climate change, environmental ethics: Free research on current environmental issues

Environmental issuesToday’s current environmental issues provoke a good deal of science, research and controversy. Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool, is a terrific resource for exploring the history of complex environmental topics such as climate change, global warming and sustainable development. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the first eight months of 2012 were the hottest ever recorded in the continental United States. Researchers at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center have said a key indicator of climate change, arctic ice, has melted to its lowest level on record this year. Read more

Psychology articles on dreams, memory and personality on Questia

If you’re searching for psychology articles on dreams, memory, personality or other topics, check out some of the scholarly books and articles on Questia, your online research library and paper-writing tool.

The entire Questia site has been redesigned to be more user-friendly and useful. However, it continues to offer users:

  • More than 70,000 full-text online books across a wide range of subjects
  • More than 6 million full-text articles from over 1,700 reputable publications
  • Thousands of research topics featuring librarian-selected sources to jumpstart projects

For example, on psychology alone you’ll find 43 thousand books, 14 thousand academic journal articles, 29 thousand newspaper and magazine articles and hundreds of encyclopedia entries. Read more

Free content on famous American inventors in celebration of National Inventors Month

American inventor Thomas Edison

American inventor Thomas Edison

In honor of August’s National Inventors Month, we’ve granted access to reference works on five of history’s most famous american inventors for free for an entire month.

  1. Thomas Edison: Born in Milan, Ohio in 1847, Edison is undoubtedly one of the most influential inventors of all time. Perhaps one of his most notable inventions was the light bulb. Edison is also known for inventing the phonograph and various motion picture devices, including the kinetograph and kinetoscope. “Edison was both a millionaire and one of the best-known men alive. Still in his 30s, he had launched an industry that would, over the next several decades, spread its lights throughout the country and the world” (Adair 98). Read more

Celebrating Space Exploration Month: Free reading on famous space missions

102 ColumbiaWe’re wrapping up our celebration of Space Exploration Month honoring the historic events that took place in the month of July. Visit Questia’s topic page on space exploration for more information on the memorable dates in space exploration history including the Apollo 11 lift off, the U.S.’s Moon Day and even the anniversary of NASA’s founding. Since the first human spaceflight was launched on April 12, 1961 by cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the world has closely followed the achievements of our space missions and their noble crews. In honor of Space Exploration Month, we’ve granted access to reference works on five of history’s most notable space missions for free for an entire month.  Read more

Free reading on and by famous science fiction writers: Honoring Space Exploration Month

Science fiction author H.G.Wells

Science fiction author H.G.Wells (Photo by ZeroEnergyVN)

We’re continuing our celebration of Space Exploration Month in honor of the historic events that took place in the month of July! Visit Questia’s topic page on space exploration for more information on the memorable dates in space exploration history including the Apollo 11 lift off, the U.S.’s Moon Day and even the anniversary of NASA’s founding. Interest in space exploration has transcended generations, being kept alive by not only the heroes of space exploration themselves but also the writers who capture the mystery and excitement of space travel. Novels like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Martian Chronicles have had, and continue to have, a tremendous impact on the way readers view outer space. In honor of Space Exploration Month, we’re granting access to content on or by our library’s top five most researched science fiction writers for free for an entire month. Read more

Free reading on famous early astronomers: Honoring Space Exploration Month

Plato and Aristotle

Plato and Aristotle "The School of Athens"

To honor the historic events that took place in the month of July, we’re continuing our celebration of Space Exploration Month! Check out Questia’s topic page on space exploration for information on the memorable dates in space exploration history including the Apollo 11 lift off, the U.S.’s Moon Day and even the anniversary of NASA’s founding. None of those milestones could have come to pass without the the famous early astronomers from around the world. From determining that the Earth is round to discovering gravity, the theories of history’s earliest astronomers helped lay the foundation for today’s celestial sciences. In honor of Space Exploration Month, we’re granting access to reference works on five of history’s earliest astronomers for free for an entire month. Enjoy them while they’re available for this limited time! Read more

Celebrating Space Exploration Month: Free reading on famous astronauts and cosmonauts

Astronaut John Glenn

Astronaut John Glenn

July is a memorable month in space exploration. In fact, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 lift off is on July 16th, Moon Day is on July 20th and the anniversary of NASA is July 29th. Check out Questia’s topic page on space exploration for more information on these memorable dates in space exploration history. To honor these historic events, we at Questia are declaring the entire month of July Space Exploration Month! And, where would we be without the brave individuals who chose to boldly go where no one had previously gone before? Astronauts and cosmonauts have played a huge role in space exploration throughout the decades, so in honor of these noble heroes, we’ve granted access to reference works on the top five most researched astronauts and cosmonauts for free for an entire month. Enjoy them while they’re available for this limited time! Read more

Celebrate Earth Day with free environmentally-friendly reads

Celebrate Earth DayCelebrated by more than 175 countries, Earth Day is held every April 22nd and promotes appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment. To help increase awareness, we’re sharing the following books and articles on our top five most researched environmental topics, and making them free for a whole month!  

  1. Global WarmingCharacterized by an increase in the Earth’s average surface temperature, global warming is a worldwide phenomenon that has been reported on in everything from media outlets to scientific journals. Evidence of global warming includes an increase of 0.8° C (1.4° F) in the last 20th century with about two thirds of this increase occurring since 1980. Read more

Questia celebrates Steve Jobs’ birthday with free content on influential inventors

Charles Babbage, inventor of first computer

Charles Babbage, inventor of first computer

Happy birthday to the late Steve Jobs! As a culture, we often take technology for granted and forget the painstaking years that inventors spend creating the machines we use every day. For example, you have Charles Babbage to thank, among others, for your ability to view this text on your computer. In honor of the late Steve Jobs’ birthday on February 24th, Questia, the premier online research tool for students has compiled a list of the top 10 inventors being researched in the Questia library.

To celebrate these inventors’ contributions to our society and Steve Jobs’ legacy, we’ve selected reference works from our library of 77,000 academic books and 4 million journal articles and are opening them up for free for a month. In addition to the 10 listed below, you might want to take a look at our full list of computer and Internet research. Read more