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