Questia Reading Room: Develop your knowledge of diseases and medicine

Over time, there has been much progress made in regards to diseases and medicine.

Check out our best books on diseases and medicine. (Credit: eBay)

Check out our best books on diseases and medicine. (Credit: eBay)

Learn more about how far we’ve come since Ancient times and the Civil War to get to today’s modern medicine advancements through the following books – FREE for the next month! Read more

Questia Reading Room: Our library favorites

Looking for a new book to read but haven’t come across any recommendations that look appealing to you? The Questia Reading Room has you covered!

Our Reading Room offers you some of our favorite books - for FREE. (Credit: Pexels)

Our Reading Room offers you some of our favorite books – for FREE. (Credit: Pexels)

For the next month, we are offering some of our personal favorites that you can enjoy – for FREE. Read more

Questia Reading Room: What do you know about ethics?

A popular topic that we oftentimes use on a daily involves ethics. From religion to business to education, there are so many areas you can learn more about.

Check out our next set of reading room books on ethics. (Credit: EFPA)

Check out our next set of reading room books on ethics. (Credit: EFPA)

We are offering an assortment of books on ethics for you to enjoy – FREE for the next month. Read more

Questia Reading Room: Recognizing Black History Month

Black History Month is an important time to reflect on the past, present and future of African American culture, music, civil rights and more.

Expand your knowledge of Black History as you read through our books. (Credit:

Expand your knowledge of Black History as you read through our books. (Credit:

Learn more about each of these topics through our collection of books – FREE for the next month. Read more

Top 7 ways to use Questia that you didn’t know about

We know you follow the Questia blog (at least I assume so since you are reading this right now), but have you ever really dug into to find out about all the cool features it offers? Just in case you haven’t, we thought we’d share with you some of the most unique features from Questia that make it stand out from the crowd.


Check out the top 7 ways to use Questia that you may have had no idea about…until now. Read more

How to research Anthropology history books and articles using Questia

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man

Why major in anthropology?

The study of human behavior goes back thousands of years to the time of ancient Greek civilization. Greek historian, Herodotus (484 – 425 BC) is considered the “father of history” having written about the Greek victory over the Persians. But if ancient history doesn’t motivate you, try asking Idaho State University anthropology students, Michelle Carpenter and Jennifer Hernandez, both of whom landed internships at the Smithsonian this summer.  “I would live in a cardboard box if I could work at the Smithsonian,” said Hernandez. “It has always been one of the goals of mine to be at the Smithsonian, but now it is a little scary because I’m actually going there to work,” Hernandez said. “It might be hard not to be star-struck the whole time.” Read more

Celebrating Black History Month: Top 5 African-American authors

Author Toni Morrison, 1986

Author Toni Morrison, 1986

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. Some are novels, some are non-fiction and some are reference books. Leave a comment telling us which one’s you were inspired to read and what you thought! Read more

Free reading on famous conspiracy theories: Top five most researched conspiracies


UFO or a trick of the light?

Historical events have long been debated or explained as having secret plots and covert operations, but do these conspiracy theories have academic merit? Questia is home to a wealth of information and studies on a wide range of conspiracy theories involving everything from aliens to the supposed moon landing hoax theory. To offer insight on some of these topics Questia, the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, is making the below books on conspiracy theories free for an entire month. For even more quality research, check out our topic page on conspiracy theories. Enjoy! Read more

Counseling psychology and development: Providing therapeutic treatments to treat a wide variety of symptoms

William James

Influential 19th century psychologist and philosopher, William James

In life, there are no guarantees. While you can control much of what goes on in your life, there are instances when issues can arise, overwhelming our abilities to manage and control our responses to them. Counseling psychology is one of the largest specialty practices within the field of psychology. Counseling psychologists take a more generalized approach when helping patients with any one of their psychosomatic problems.

William James was an influential 19th century psychologist and philosopher who wrote a pioneering paper called The Principles of Psychology, blending his own research and thoughts about psychology, philosophy and physiology. Read more

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.

Enjoy! Read more