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History articles and history books: How to research the history of humankind

Pop quiz time! For all you history buffs, plowing through your history books and articles, let’s delve into a short history of the human race and see where you stack up!
History of humankind

How far back does the oldest human (hominid) date from?

A)     250,000 years
B)     500,000 years
C)     1,000,000 years
D)     2.3 million years
E)     4.4 million years Read more

Science articles and science books: Free science research using Questia

Science books on QuestiaScience articles and science books fill many of the libraries in our universities and colleges but scoring easy access to them is not always so simple. This is a problem that happened to Varvara Trachana, a biologist with a PhD in biological chemistry from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. Thanks to Greece’s six straight years of economic recession and an unprecedented level of economic austerity measures, the Greek Ministry of Education has stopped paying its subscriptions to numerous science journals and papers. The denial of science and scholarly papers means biologists like Varvara Trachana can no longer contribute to scientific research and makes it extremely difficult for science instructors to teach their students. Read more

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

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