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Questia Launches iOS App for Student Research

Online research and paper-writing resource Questia has released a mobile research app for iOS devices, with free and subscription versions available from the iTunes store.

Questia is an online collection of copyrighted scholarly books, academic journals, and research periodicals for students. The company called the integration of a mobile app into their family of research tools a "compelling mobile research experience," designed to assist students in writing better research papers, faster.

Features of the app include:

  • Searchable access to a library of more than 75,000 books and 9 million articles;
  • Tablet-style page turning for a fluid reading experience; and
  • Cloud-synchronized project folders for saving work for later access via mobile or desktop platforms.

The free version is a limited sample of the full service, designed to familiarize users who are not currently Questia desktop platform subscribers. This version allows search across all Questia content sets and full-text access to Gale-sourced periodicals and public domain books, via the app only, with project folders available for local storage.

Access to the full Questia library and family of research tools is available monthly for $19.99. Yearly and semester subscriptions are available for $99.99 and $49.99, respectively.

Questia is part of Cengage Learning, a provider of teaching, learning, and research solutions for the academic, professional, and library markets worldwide. Cengage Learning's brands include Brooks/Cole, CourseTechnology, Delmar, Gale, Heinle, and South-Western and Wadsworth, among others.

More information about Questia services and products is available at For information regarding Cengage Learning, visit

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Kevin Hudson is a freelance journalist based in Portland, Oregon. He can be reached at [email protected].

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