Turn your students into scholars

Is research an important component of your school’s curriculum? Are your students challenged in evaluating appropriate sources or developing a more balanced point-of-view to their assessments and research projects? If so, then check out Questia School, a learning tool designed to take the pain out of research and enable your students to better comprehend and synthesize quality source material. With Questia School, your students will enjoy…

  • Access to accurate, reliable information via an always-available huge digital library of scholarly books and journal articles – no excuses for random web searches or claiming a book was checked out.
  • Their own individual digital workspaces to help them better organize and cite their research.
  • Engaging video-based research tutorials designed to demystify the research and paper-writing process in short, digestible segments.

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This is everything that I try to teach students and then some in terms of writing a summary and integrating sources.
The research tutorials address the concepts and skills that students need to learn, and I love the idea that examples and exercises would take students further into the site.
The project covers all of the major areas that I stress in composition classes. I am particularly impressed with the progression described in the first ten research tutorials, since this very closely mirrors the areas that I stress in my classes.
I was delightfully surprised by the quality of scholarly resources available in the Questia site. Just in the literature portion alone, there are numerous subdivisions of literary types, well-organized by culture, theme, genre, and theory. Totally impressive. I believe my students would find this site incredibly valuable to their research–as would I.
First, the added value of having such a wide range of academically sound sources available reduces students’ tendencies to rely on low quality information. Second, the ability to interact with and annotate a source on screen will enable students to create accurate and effective notes. The citation tools are exemplary, ensuring accuracy and flexibility in citing source material.
The thousands of research topics is most impressive; that gives students a wide range of potential writing subjects. The supplemental material (texts, magazines, etc.) provides a wealth of material for support.
The quote and citation functions take out a lot of the mystery of these tasks for students, allowing them to focus on more important aspects of the research and writing projects, like contextualizing the sources and supporting their arguments. The bibliography works well, too.
iconQuality Content

  • Over 78,000 cover-to-cover cross-curricular books, all fully digitized.
  • Over 9 million articles from published journals, magazines and newspapers.
  • Original works like The Scarlet Letter, Hamlet, Jane Eyre, The Red Badge of Courage, and Pride & Prejudice.
  • Content from over 250 of the world’s leading publishers, including Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, Princeton University Press, and Wiley

iconProductivity Tools

  • Highlights, notes, and bookmarks are all automatically saved in personal project folders, an organizational necessity for students.
  • Automatically generated citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA or Chicago format drives focus on content, not commas
  • Librarian-selected topic pages are great starting points for papers
  • Advanced search makes finding content easy and efficient.


iconResearch Tools

  • Interactive instruction on researching and writing.
  • Assignable readings, examples and videos.
  • Quizzes available to assess student comprehension
  • Written and video content facilitate different learning styles
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